"You know what, we all make mistakes", he's seen saying in a TMZ video.
Shortly after that, Page Six cited "sources close to Weinstein" as saying he'd checked into a facility in the U.S.
To address any lingering concern about Harvey Weinstein's behaviour, Maerov said he successfully pushed a new code of conduct at the company that included a detailed description of sexual harassment.
The Weinstein Company board has sacked him, and his wife Georgina Chapman told celebrity magazine People she was leaving Weinstein, with whom she has two children. At least three women who spoke to the New Yorker said they had been raped by Weinstein, who has maintained that he believed all the encounters were consensual. "He was using his power to get sex", she wrote.
"It's not like they're going to talk to everyone Weinstein has ever talked to", one law-enforcement said. "We can from this create a new paradigm where producers, managers, executives and assistants and everyone who has in the past shrugged and said "well, that's just Harvey/Mr X/insert name here" will realize that we in numbers can affect real change", she said.
NY police investigated him in 2015 when a 22-year-old Italian actress and model reported he had groped her, and she was sent into a meeting with him wearing a wire that picked up the now-infamous snippet of conversation from a hotel hallway.
Weinstein's spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister tells the publication: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein".
Other figures to speak out against Weinstein include Barack Obama, Benedict Cumberbatch and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Bafta says it is suspending Weinstein's membership, with immediate effect. Prime Minister Theresa May says a decision about the honour would not lie with Downing Street. Fallout from the numerous allegations against Weinstein continued Thursday, with the leaders of the Cannes film festival expressing dismay at the accusations.
The social media campaign to further oust Harvey Weinstein's bad behavior took a turn this week when it was learned that the disgraced Hollywood producer a year ago had bullied and threatened the founder of the Coachella music festival. Weinstein was not there when officers arrived.
In 2015, the NY police opened an investigation into a complaint by Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who said Weinstein had sexually attacked her in a hotel room. The NYPD does not provide further details.
The hosts of the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, are to meet on Saturday to discuss "any actions warranted" in the light of allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. It describes the allegations against Weinstein as "repugnant" and "abhorrent".
The incident follows a string of sexual harassment allegations being levelled against Weinstein from women who worked with him.