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Harvey Weinstein unloads Connecticut home for $1.65 million

Film executive Harvey Weinstein, who is embroiled in a sexual harassment controversy, has sold a home in Westport, Conn., for $1.65 million.

He bought the property more than two decades ago for $825,000, records show.

Built in 1953, the two-story residence sits on more than half an acre dotted with mature trees.

The 3,050-square-foot, whitewashed house opens in dramatic fashion to a living room with a wall of windows that take in the leafy grounds. The eat-in kitchen opens to a family room with a fireplace. The master suite has a sitting room and a private bath for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Lawns, stone planters and mature landscaping fill out the grounds.

The property came up for sale in April for $2.25 million, records show. More recently it was listed for $1.795 million.

Darlene Letersky of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Judy Michaelis, also with Coldwell Banker, represented the buyer.

Weinstein, 65, co-founded Miramax in 1979 and produced such hit films at the production company as “Shakespeare in Love” and “Chicago.” He founded his namesake studio, Weinstein Co., with his brother, Bob, in 2005.

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, the executive and producer apologized for behavior “with colleagues in the past [that] has caused a lot of pain.” He is taking a leave of absence from his studio to deal with his issues “head on.”

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

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