Awaiting trial in Los Angeles on intercourse crimes, Harvey Weinstein immediately turned a lurid literary sensation. A self-published tome concerning the incarcerated producer surfaced on the market on Amazon, and Weinstein’s workforce is contemplating authorized motion.
Titled Harvey Weinstein: My Story, the memoir was independently printed by in varied codecs on Might 10. The ebook was out there for buy on Amazon till early Friday afternoon, when the itemizing was abruptly taken down.
Though the ebook was allegedly authored by Weinstein, Newsweek reported Friday that the ebook was written by two of his fellow inmates. It was compiled by Dennis Sobin, director of the nonprofit Prisons Basis, which publishes the works of convicts.
“The work that was printed by Prisons Basis is under no circumstances related to Harvey Weinstein. Any suggestion that this farce is “autobiographical” is patently false and a fraud. We’re presently wanting into authorized recourse,” stated Weinstein legal professional Alan Jackson.
The ebook was subsequently eliminated by Amazon. “All publishers are required to observe our content material tips and the phrases and situations of our service,” the corporate stated in an announcement. “This ebook is not on the market and we’ve taken acceptable motion on the writer account.”
The 203-page ebook is an examination of Weinstein’s profession, which was derailed in 2017.