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Former “Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis” star Barbara Kavovit and her building firm have been employed to demolish Harvey Weinstein‘s outdated offices at 99 Hudson St. in Manhattan, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Tuesday. The Evergreen building agency founder reportedly gained the challenge from the workplace’s homeowners, Olsham Properties, over three different male-run companies.
The 54-year-old, who appeared on Season 11 of the Bravo present in 2019 as a buddy of the “Housewives,” mentioned her firm is “taking it all the way down to the partitions and constructing it new,” estimating that it’ll take nearly 16 weeks to demolish and rebuild the previous Weinstein Co. headquarters.
She famous that about 50 staff might be wanted for the job, and she or he is requiring 20 p.c be girls.
“This is so private, emotional and passionate for me as a result of I really feel the ache of these girls,” she mentioned of the disgraced film mogul’s victims and accusers. “I’ve had a variety of Harveys in my life.”
“Demolition is essential for beginning over, and we’re taking this all the way down to the bones,” she added. “Once I stroll in right here, I can really feel the emotional ghosts. There have been such courageous girls who stood up in that courtroom and confronted Harvey. As we rip out the studs and use the sledgehammers to tear down the partitions, I really feel like I’m doing it for them.”
In the meantime, Weinstein, 67, is centered on a a lot totally different goal, as he is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday. He faces as much as 29 years in jail for raping one lady, Jessica Mann, and performing oral intercourse on former “Undertaking Runway” manufacturing assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi.
His legal professionals are presently arguing that he ought to solely serve 5 years for his crimes, saying he’d doubtless die behind bars.