Harvey Weinstein sells Connecticut estate

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Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has sold his long time oceanfront estate in a $16 million off-market deal.

He sold it to neighbour Andrew Bentley, reports variety.com.

Weinstein purchased the two waterfront parcels that comprise the 5.71 acre spread for $8.24 million in two transactions more than five years apart.

In 1994, he and his first wife Eve Chilton paid $4.24 million for the smaller of the two parcels, 2.38 acres with a stately, 8,896 sq ft black-shuttered Colonial estate that tax records indicate was built in 1909. It has eight bedrooms and seven full and three half bathrooms, and then, in late 2000, they paid another $4 million for the 3.33-acre vacant parcel next door, which remains undeveloped.

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Weinstein became the sole owner of both properties after he and Chilton divorced in 2004 and he and his second ex-wife, Marchesa fashion brand founder and designer and “Project Runway All Stars” judge Georgina Chapman, were married on the estate in 2007.

Weinstein is currently facing lawsuits in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Dozens of women, including Salma Hayek, Lupita Nyong’o and Uma Thurman have been vocal about Weinstein’s inappropriate behaviour towards them.

–IANS

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