Just as disgraced Hollywood studio head Harvey Weinstein is finishing up his two week stint in a $2,000-a-night Arizona rehab, the former producer’s driver has apparently struck a (probably lucrative) deal with British tabloid the Sun to share sickening details about Weinstein’s reprehensible behavior.
In one repugnant anecdote, Weinstein - who has been accused of harassment or assault by more than 50 women - had sex with a woman in the back of his car as she pleaded with him not to hurt her. Weinstein then took her to a hotel room for another session while his pregnant wife slept nearby.
Driver Mickael Chemloul, 56, said behavior like this earned Weinstein the nickname “le porc” (“the pig”) by locals in the South of France, where he frequently stayed.
Chemloul, who lives in Cannes France and worked for Weinstein when he was in the country, said the sleazy film-maker also kept an emergency stash of condoms and Viagra in his Mercedes’ glove compartment. Chemloul worked for Weinstein from 2008 to 2013.
“Weinstein was a terrible man to work for. Everyone knew him as le porc because of his size and because he sweated so much. When he came to Cannes we all knew what to expect."
After picking up a drunk woman at a billionaire’s yacht party, Weinstein forced her to perform sex acts in the back of his limo while pregnant wife Georgina Chapman stayed behind at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
“She was a good-looking girl, around 25 to 30, who had clearly had a few drinks. This was a fairly familiar sight for me, but even I was shocked when I heard her say, ‘Don’t hurt me’ in the car.
“I turned and saw her with her head in his lap and him pulling her hair. I knew Georgina decided to stay in her room and miss the party because she was feeling tired.
Weinstein’s wife, who is seeking a separation, later called Chemloul to ask where Weinstein was.
“The worst of it was that Georgina phoned me at 4.30 while I was trying to catch some sleep in the car and asked me where Harvey was.
“I was in an awkward spot. All I could think of was he had gone for a meeting with some business friends. I felt forced to lie.
“I remember a night porter saying to me, ‘What is he doing coming in with a hooker when his wife is asleep upstairs?’
“When Harvey finally turned up he looked in a right state, sweating like a pig with his shirt out. ‘What did you tell my wife?’ he blurted. To be honest, he sickened me."
Once Weinstein came within minutes of dying after his lap band burst, requiring emergency surgery. The accident took place at Naomi Campbell’s birthday party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. He said: “People ran out to say Harvey was flat out on the floor and could hardly breathe.
“Luckily for Harvey someone found a surgeon who lived nearby on the Cap D’Antibes."
“It appeared he had eaten so much from the buffet that it was too much for the sort of gastric band he had fitted.
Mickael said Weinstein fuelled himself on sugar before heading to orgies. He recalled: “He would have Viagra, chewing gum, Coca-Cola and loads of M&M’s sweet packs in the car. It gave him the energy to carry on the way he did."
“Harvey turned to me and said, ‘Tell them who I am and that I am a film producer’. It is hard to believe but he was shaking. As he followed them in, he was gently groping them. A day without sex for Harvey is like a summer day without sun. The glove box always contained contraceptives for when he had a pressing need, along with Viagra and all the medicinal pills and tablets he had for his health"
“I have seen him attend three dinners in one night and still go later to the villas well known for their orgies with police outside to protect the guests."
Mickael quit working for Weinstein after he allegedly attacked him in 2013 when he failed to track down two East European hookers.
Weinstein was at a launch party at VIP hangout Club 55 in Saint-Tropez — and afterwards handed Mickael a note with two phone numbers.
He then barked: “Find out where these girls live.” Mickael went on: “The arrangement had already been made and Harvey only wanted the address. That was so he could pick them up and enter the hotel with the girls as his guests.
“Trouble is they were not there. They had misunderstood and caught a taxi to the hotel where staff wouldn’t let them in."
Mickael said furious Weinstein then hit him while he was driving and crushed his €1800 shades in his fist.
“The Mafia will find you and put you in the boot, you will disappear and no one will know what’s happened to you.
“He then dragged his index finger across his throat as if to indicate I would be guillotined."
Even more absurd, the Sun on Sunday said it had seen the complaint Mickael filed to Cannes police about the incident, which left him with a broken finger, bruised ribs and facial injuries from Weinstein’s assault.
Talk about a horrible boss.