The president said he has known Weinstein a long time, adding: "I'm not at all surprised to see it".
Rumors about Weinstein's behavior have swirled around Hollywood for years, but it wasn't until an investigation by The New York Times was released this week where it was revealed that he has allegedly been paying off sexual harassment accusers for decades. He responded, "That's locker room", the same brush-off he gave past year by calling the recorded comments "locker room talk".
"I don't know if there's a real significant difference to most people, but sexual harassment is severe and pervasive".
BREAKING: Now Lisa Bloom, who'd surprisingly agreed to represent Weinstein as she's built a career defending sexual harassment claims, including those of Fox News employees, has resigned.
Weinstein responded to the allegations in the report, saying he was working with a therapist to address his issues head-on.
"I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it".
This comes after widespread criticism of Bloom on social media and by her own mother, who said in a statement, "Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment".
"Though I'm trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go".
"As Harvey has said, it is important for him to get professional help for the problems he has acknowledged,"remaining members Bob Weinstein, Tarak Ben Ammar, Lance Maerov and Richard Koenigsberg said in a statement". "And people that took money from him should probably give it back".
She told the outlet Weinstein answered with, "Well, can you just stand there and shut up". Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers and they walked back into the kitchen.
Amongst these allegations was one from actress Ashley Judd, who accuses Weinstein of asking her if he could massage her or if she would watch him shower - something the Miramax co-founder denies.
Weinstein then proceeded to expose himself to Sivan and began to masturbate.
After the incident, Sivan claimed that Weinstein called her office the next day to tell her he "had a great time last night".