Hedge fund titan Paul Tudor Jones once said the 'good news' is that everyone will eventually forget what Harvey Weinstein did

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Paul Tudor Jones REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Paul Tudor Jones speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York

  • Paul Tudor Jones, a hedge fund titan, expressed his support for disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in an email shortly before Weinstein was ousted from his own company, the New York Times reported Wednesday .
  • He said the "good news" was that everyone would forget about the accusations against him.
  • Jones addressed the comments in a memo to employees on Wednesday, according to CNBC.

Legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones reportedly reached out to comfort the now-disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein the day before Weinstein was ousted from his own company, the New York Times reported Thursday .

"I love you," Jones reportedly wrote to Weinstein on October 7. " Focus on the future as America loves a great comeback story ... "The good news is, this will go away sooner than you think and it will be forgotten!"

The detail was part of a deep dive into the "complicity machine" Weinstein had engineered in his Hollywood circle in order to intimidate and silence potential accusers.

Jones addressed his comments to Weinstein in a memo to his employees on Wednesday.

" I deeply believe in redemption, but what I know now is that Harvey was a friend I believed too long and defended too long," the 63-year-old said, according to CNBC . "Perhaps in your own life you have faced a similar dilemma - how to react to a friend who is revealed to be someone other than the person you believed him or her to be."

Jones has also faced accusations of making sexist comments, Bloomberg reports . Speaking at the University of Virginia in 2013, he reportedly said that having kids diminished female employees' skill and focus. He later apologized .

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