Harvey Weinstein finishes sex addiction rehab in ONE WEEK after ‘sleeping in sessions’ and slams accuser Lupita Nyong’o

HARVEY Weinstein has reportedly finished seven days of treatment today after entering rehab for sex addiction.

The 65-year-old had been attending an outpatient facility in an undisclosed location after being accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women.

 Harvey Weinstein has been apparently receiving therapy

But US website TMZ reports the movie mogul has completed his treatment in just a week despite reports he had fallen asleep during his therapy sessions.

Meanwhile Weinstein has rebutted accusations made by Lupita Nyong’o after she claimed he cajoled her into giving him a massage.

It is alleged he then propositioned her, saying she had to be willing to go along with this if she wanted to be an actress.

But in a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Weinstein’s representative said: “Mr Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry.

“Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show, ‘Eclipsed’”.

 Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reportedly been falling asleep during therapy sessions and ranting about conspiracies against him

According to TMZ, Weinstein was reportedly said to have finished the sex addiction course and his psychologist said he “fully invested in the programme”.

The beleagured producer is said to have focused on "dealing with his anger, his attitude toward others, boundary work and the beginnings of work on empathy".

He is said to have showed up for all the meetings and “was fully engaged" despite a “ton of distractions”.

The psychologist told TMZ: "There were things that triggered [Weinstein's] anger and our job was to help him recognise where it was coming from and how to control it.

“But he was not venting about some conspiracy to get him. It was an appropriate display of anger."

A representative later reportedly said Weinstein would stay in Arizona for another month to avoid distractions.

The Sun Online has contacted Weinstein’s representatives for a comment on his treatment.

Weinstein was said to have been falling asleep during therapy sessions and ranting about conspiracies against him.

 However, a source who is close to Weinstein has denied such behaviour took place and said the Hollywood producer 'still insists he's not a rapist'

After a number of women came forward to make allegations against Weinstein, it is believed he voluntarily checked himself into a £30,000-a-month rehab centre in Arizona to seek treatment for sex addiction.

However claims suggest Weinstein is not taking therapy seriously with allegations that he has been falling asleep and using his mobile phone which is banned, Page Six has reported.

A source claimed that Weinstein arrived 15 minutes late to a session.

It added: "Then when it was his [Weinstein's] turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him."

The source also said that as others at the clinic shared their personal stories, Weinstein "fell asleep in his chair".

It said: "He was only woken up by the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone [which is banned at the facility]."

Another source who is close to Weinstein denied such behaviour and said Weinstein "still insists he's not a rapist".

It added: "The characterisation of what he said and what happened at the group session isn't true."

This week it was reported how the British Film Institute (BFI) withdrew the Fellowship honour which it awarded to Weinstein in 2002.

In a statement, the BFI said: "The serious and widespread allegations about Harvey Weinstein's appalling conduct are in direct opposition to the BFI's values.

"Sexual harassment, abuse and bullying is unacceptable under any circumstances.

"Everyone working in the film industry – in any industry – should be safe and respected in the workplace.

"We wholeheartedly support those brave enough to come forward and speak out. The film industry needs more women represented on every level, on and off screen."

The mounting allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and even rape broke out against Weinstein after the New York Times published a bombshell investigation containing a wealth of accusations which dated back to 1990.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie were among the first A-listers to reveal their horrific ordeals after the accounts from the likes of Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan were published.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4736310/harvey-weinstein-sex-addict-rehab-lupita-nyongo-latest/

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