The sweet way Harvey Weinstein passes time waitin
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The maligned mogul, 67, tore through as many as three rolls of Mentos a day during the trial, single-handedly cleaning out Ray’s Candy Stand in the lobby of Manhattan Supreme Court.
「They sold me out,」 said shop owner Ray Lonergan of Weinstein’s team. 「We have a new shipment coming in today.」
「He can be playful and crack jokes to lighten the mood,」 a source said of the agonizing wait for a verdict. He passes the time reading Malcolm Gladwell’s 「Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know.」
He also chats on one of his two iPhones to his young children or his assistant. Sometimes he writes copious notes on a yellow legal pad, and when he gets stiff, he stands up to stretch, the source said.
Despite the 「Pulp Fiction」 producer’s penchant for sugary snacks, he has made more sensible lunch decisions. He typically orders a dozen sandwiches, chips and water for his team of six and a salad for himself.
On Tuesday, he indulged in salad nicoise from Cipriani’s and treated his legal coterie to sandwiches from the upscale Italian restaurant. On Thursday he had another tuna and egg salad.
But the team 8217;s lunch order lacked the typical assortment of chips.
「Where are the chips?」 asked defense lawyer Damon Cheronis, in a disappointed tone, said the source.
A car picks up the team’s takeout order and a Weinstein staffer retrieves it and carries it to the small witness room.
Often lunch comes from Pret a Manger or a nearby deli and includes a range of sandwiches like prosciutto and cheese. If Weinstein is still peckish after his modest serving of protein and greens, he’ll nosh on the inside of one of the sandwiches, the source said.
There are always two cups of coffee: one with milk and sugar for him and another for anyone else in need of a pick me up.
The sizable leftovers are handed out to appreciative court staffers and, in the early weeks of the trial, to the press corps.标签：