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REPORT: Weinstein Acting Like A Jerk At Sex Rehab, Not Taking It Seriously

Though the allegations against now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein go way beyond mere sex addiction for which he is seeking rehab, according to reports, even on that score, Weinstein appears to be failing to take appropriate action.

Page Six reports that according to multiple people attending the rehab clinic where Weinstein checked himself in, the disgraced producer has not taken the time seriously, regularly spending the days “barking into his banned mobile phone and remaining in denial about his alleged sex attacks, insisting each and every one was consensual.”

Weinstein has now been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women in the entertainment industry and has been accused of rape by five. Entertainment Weekly reports that 46 women have accused Weinstein of some form of sexual misconduct so far.

“Weinstein was reported to be at an inpatient facility, but our source says he is actually being treated at an intensive outpatient facility, which allows him to spend nights at a hotel,” reports Page Six. “The clinic offers one-on-one counseling and group therapy sessions, among other treatments.”

If what the source told Page Six is true, then Weinstein appears to be following the script that other disgraced celebrities have before him: using sex rehab as a ruse to save-face while refusing to accept the seriousness of the allegations against him.

“In one group therapy session, Harvey arrived 15 minutes late,” the source told PS. “Then, when it was his turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him.”

When the allegations first broke, Weinstein attempted to deflect them by saying they were a product of some “right-wing conspiracy.”

The source also pointed to Weinstein’s penchant for falling asleep during group therapy sessions. “Harvey fell asleep in his chair. He was only woken up by the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone [which is banned at the facility] . . . Harvey jolted awake, jumped up, immediately took the call and then ran out of the room,” the source said.

Another source says that Weinstein has retreated from group therapy and will only take individual sessions. On the allegations, Weinstein maintains that all acts were consensual.

“He insists he never raped or assaulted anyone, and that all the encounters were consensual. He realizes he has acted like an a–hole, but he still insists he’s not a rapist,” said the source. “He does have his phone, but when he is in therapy, he has to give it to someone else. The characterization of what he said and what happened at the group session isn’t true.”