HOLLYWOOD producer Harvey Weinstein has reportedly jetted off to a luxury rehabilitation centre, which has been home to some of the world’s biggest names.
According to TMZ, sources said Weinstein will be getting treatment at an in-patient program in Arizona.
It is unclear where the controversial film maker will be staying but according to TMZ, sources said his team wanted Weinstein to stay at The Meadows treatment facility.
The facility reportedly costs more than $3000 a night and has played host to the likes of Tiger Woods, Kate Moss, Michael Phelps, Grant Hackett, Donatella Versace, Ronnie Wood and Rush Limbaugh.
Set on sprawling 14-acre grounds in the Sonora Desert 80km northwest of Phoenix, The Meadows is a level one Psychiatric Acute Hospital that deals with behavioural disorders, psychological issues and addictions.
The facility “is considered one of America’s leading centres for the treatment of trauma and addiction” according to its website.
Treatment is based on a 12 step program similar to that used at Alcoholics Anonymous.
The centre offers a 45-day in-patient rehabilitation program named Gentle Path for people dealing with sex addiction.
The Telegraph reported it costs around $3400 a night.
The program includes the use of intensive counselling, yoga, meditation, expressive arts therapy and even equine therapy.
According to the facility: “When patients come to an impasse that blocks the next step in treatment, a horse can become a therapeutic tool by providing a model of predictable, honest behaviour. Patients learn how to be predictable, trustworthy and communicative from the bond established with the horse.”
Sex addiction is one of the main conditions The Meadows treats and says it offers “safe, confidential treatment for men”.
‘THE MOST AFRAID I HAVE EVER FELT’
Swimming superstar Phelps, the most successful Olympic athlete of all time, checked into The Meadows in 2014 to deal with depression after he was arrested for drink driving in 2014.
In a brief interview on The Meadows’ website, Phelps said: “I checked myself in because I think I was at point in my life when I needed something to change…”
In an interview with Sports Illustrated after he checked out from The Meadows, Phelps said he had never been more scared in his life than when he started treatment.
“Hug-hug, kiss-kiss, turn in my phone and go to my room … it’s probably the most afraid I’ve ever felt in my life.”
Actress and singer Selena Gomez secretly spent time at The Meadows in 2014, where she completed a two week rehab stay.
“Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows but not for substance abuse,” a spokesperson for the singer confirmed to People.
Woods attended the facility in July and completed a program to help him manage his medications, following his arrest in May for impaired driving.
“I recently completed an out of state private intensive program,” the golfing icon wrote on his Twitter account after leaving treatment.
“I will continue to tackle this going forward with my doctors, family and friends.
“I am so very thankful for all of the support I’ve received.”
Australian Olympic gold medallist Hackett spent time at The Meadows in 2014 after he hit rock bottom following the break-up of his marriage to singer Candice Alley and the subsequent separation from his two children.
He was also using alcohol and sleeping pills to deal with anxiety and depression.
“I feel like I’ve really got through that now and I have a better understanding of myself and what I want and what’s important to me,” Hackett told News Corp Australia at the time.
WEINSTEIN’S LIFE UNRAVELS
The news comes as police reportedly responded to a call for help from Weinstein’s daughter Remy after she said her father was suicidal.
According to TMZ, a source said that Weinstein was arguing with his daughter on the street outside her home.
Footage has now emerged of him storming out of her home and yelling at waiting paparazzi.
Weinstein reportedly yelled: “You’re making it worse” before trying to get a passing driver to stop and give him a ride, reports TMZ.
The NY Daily News reports that the 911 caller had said a man at the Los Angeles address may be suicidal.
“The person said the subject was feeling suicidal and depressed, but when officers got there and conducted their investigation, it was revealed no suicidal remarks were made,” the source told the NY Daily News.
The LAPD confirmed that officers responded to a call for someone who was suicidal and depressed.
“Remy overreacted at the situation, out of love and concern for her father, and called the police, telling them he was depressed and suicidal,” a source told The New York Post.
“This situation is of course very hard for Harvey, but he is not suicidal — his heart is breaking for his kids.”
Remy, 22, later said that the argument was simply a family dispute.
Originally published as Is this Weinstein’s ritzy rehab home?