Harvey Weinstein’s daughter called 911 on Wednesday morning to report that her father was "depressed and suicidal" as sexual allegations continue to mount against him.
According to TMZ, who posted video of the episode (below), Weinstein was at his 22-year-old daughter Remy’s house when she made the call.
The two supposedly began arguing when Harvey yelled at her, “You’re making it worse,” as he stormed out of the house and “flagged down a random vehicle driving past, begging for a ride.”
Remy convinced her father to go back inside her house. LAPD officers arrived at the home a short time later, but Weinstein had left by that time.
“Law enforcement sources confirm officers responded to a call from Remy, who said her father was ‘suicidal and depressed.’ When they arrived ... Harvey had already left the home,” TMZ added.
Weinstein is now reportedly under FBI investigation, as the Department of Justice supposedly instructed the agency to “investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul,” the Daily Mail reported.
The Mail reports that although the move might be seen as political, given Weinstein’s close ties to the Clintons and Obamas, there are valid reasons for the investigation. The move by the DOJ came amid rumors that Weinstein plans to head to Europe for sex rehab – leading to fears of a Roman Polanski-style situation, where he might dodge potential prosecution in the U.S.
The FBI can both look at whether he has committed any federal crimes in the U.S. and prepare extradition proceedings if he remains in Europe.
Among the allegations against Weinstein, which the FBI is expected to examine, is that he forced Lucia Evans, a student who wanted to be an actress, to perform oral sex on him in New York in 2004. Two other women have accused him of rape and several others have accused him of sexual harassment and assault.
New York State has no statute of limitations on rape and criminal sexual acts, its legal term for forced oral or anal intercourse.
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