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  • Harvey Weinstein tried to flag down a passing motorist and flee his daughter Lily's home after the two argued on Wednesday 
  • Once he returned to the house, Lily reportedly called authorities to say her father was 'suicidal and depressed' 
  • Weinstein, 65, fled again before LAPD arrived on the scene, and soon after Lily had a change of opinion, saying her father was not at risk of self-harm 
  • He said on Tuesday that he was boarding a plane to fly to rehab in Europe so that he could treat his sex addiction 
  • However this plan changed and Weinstein has flown to Arizona for treatment
  • He will be an inpatient at The Meadows - where Tiger Woods was treated earlier this year 
  • That was not the case however, despite Weinstein's statements about hoping to have a career combeack and reconcile with his wife Georgina Chapman
  • 'My heart breaks for the women who have suffered because of the unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband,' said Chapman on Tuesday
  • Police later returned to the home that afternoon, but left after there was no answer

By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:17 EDT, 11 October 2017 | Updated: 02:45 EDT, 12 October 2017

Members of the Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the home of Harvey Weinstein's oldest daughter on Wednesday morning for a welfare call.

That visit was prompted by a 911 call from Lily Weinstein, 22, to authorities stating that her father was suicidal according to TMZ.

Weinstein and his daughter had been in a heated argument earlier that morning, which riled up the disgraced movie mogul so much that he began to flag down a random drive and demanded that the man take him away in his vehicle.

'You're making it worse,' Harvey allegedly screamed at his daughter, who was eventually able to get him back in the house.

An LAPD source confirmed that  officers responded to a call and stayed on the scene for 30 minutes after arriving around 10:30am, and that there were no arrests.

Photos showed members of the force on the property early Wednesday. 

Weinstein, 65, was expected to be in Europe by this time, with the embattled movie mogul saying on Tuesday that he was flying off to rehab to treat his sex addiction.

However, the disgraced movie executive had a change of plans and instead flew to Arizona on Wednesday afternoon from California's Van Nuys airport. 

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Walking off: Harvey Weinstein tried to flag down a passing motorist and flee his daughter Lily's home after the two argued on Wednesday (Weinstein above in streets outside the home on Wednesday)
Walking off: Harvey Weinstein tried to flag down a passing motorist and flee his daughter Lily's home after the two argued on Wednesday (Weinstein above in streets outside the home on Wednesday)

Walking off: Harvey Weinstein tried to flag down a passing motorist and flee his daughter Lily's home after the two argued on Wednesday (Weinstein above in streets outside the home on Wednesday)

Self-harm: Once he returned to the house, Lily reportedly called authorities to say her father was 'suicidal and depressed'

Weinstein in the street outside Lily's Los Angeles home, hours after claiming he was on his way to Europe for treatment and rehabilitation
Weinstein in the street outside Lily's Los Angeles home, hours after claiming he was on his way to Europe for treatment and rehabilitation

Weinstein in the street outside Lily's Los Angeles home, hours after claiming he was on his way to Europe for treatment and rehabilitation

Weinstein is thought to be checking into The Meadows center outside Wickenburg where he will be an inpatient.

A slew of celebrities have sought help there, including Tiger Woods who checked in after his DUI arrest earlier this year. 

Weinstein had fled the house before police arrived on the scene, and by that time tensions appeared to have cooled on both sides. 

He was looking more polished and put together than he has in years during this very public breakdown, wearing a pair of crisp jeans, sneakers, a clean leather jacket and a slimming black top.

Weinstein also trimmed up his unruly beard and got a fresh new hair cut at some point just before his meltdown, which happened to be caught on tape.

Overall, Weinstein appeared more put together than he does when he is arriving for work in New York City or walking the red carpet at the Oscars. 

His daughter Lily also reportedly told police soon after they arrived that despite her statement over the phone, her father was no longer a risk. 

Police said that they are still investigating the incident.

Weinstein may now fly for Europe tonight to start treatment for his sex addiction, though that claim cannot be trusted in light of the statement he made on Tuesday which proved to be false. 

He could also be planning to camp out in California for a few more days as well, as there will be a hearing over the weekend to decide whether or not he should be removed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Weinstein had said that he hoped to reclaim his position at the company he founded and reconcile with his wife Georgina after receiving treatment, then did not leave the country as planned. 

That move will likely not reflect well on Weinstein to either the board that terminated him Sunday or his wife after she filed for divorce on Tuesday. 

Chapman announced her decision to end the pair's marriage in a statement to People, saying: 'My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband.

'Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.' 

That prompted Weinstein to give his own thoughts on the matter to Page Six. 

'I know she has to do what is best for the children, for herself and her business, she employs 130 people,' said Weinstein.

'I don’t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina, and I hope one day we can reconcile, although right now I don’t know if that could possibly happen.'

Chapman is keeping a low profile still, and cancelled a fashion preview for her brand Marchesa that had been planned for Thursday just 24 hours before the event.

After leaving the property, Weinstein was persuaded back in but then left before LAPD arrived
After leaving the property, Weinstein was persuaded back in but then left before LAPD arrived

After leaving the property, Weinstein was persuaded back in but then left before LAPD arrived

'I don¿t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina', said Weinstein on Tuesday, before saying he was on his way to Europe for treatment. Wednesday's dramatic events proved otherwise
'I don¿t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina', said Weinstein on Tuesday, before saying he was on his way to Europe for treatment. Wednesday's dramatic events proved otherwise

'I don’t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina', said Weinstein on Tuesday, before saying he was on his way to Europe for treatment. Wednesday's dramatic events proved otherwise

Off again: Weinstein, 65, fled again before LAPD arrived on the scene, and soon after Lily had a change of opinion, saying her father was not at risk of self-harm (They are pictured together in 2014)
Off again: Weinstein, 65, fled again before LAPD arrived on the scene, and soon after Lily had a change of opinion, saying her father was not at risk of self-harm (They are pictured together in 2014)

Off again: Weinstein, 65, fled again before LAPD arrived on the scene, and soon after Lily had a change of opinion, saying her father was not at risk of self-harm (They are pictured together in 2014)

No fly list: He said on Tuesday that he was boarding a plane to fly to rehab in Europe so that he could treat his sex addiction 
No fly list: He said on Tuesday that he was boarding a plane to fly to rehab in Europe so that he could treat his sex addiction 

No fly list: He said on Tuesday that he was boarding a plane to fly to rehab in Europe so that he could treat his sex addiction 

Destination: Weinstein is expected to be checking into The Meadows rehab center outside Wickenburg, Arizona on Wednesday evening 
Destination: Weinstein is expected to be checking into The Meadows rehab center outside Wickenburg, Arizona on Wednesday evening 

Destination: Weinstein is expected to be checking into The Meadows rehab center outside Wickenburg, Arizona on Wednesday evening 

Popular: Many celebrities have attended the center, including most recently, Tiger Woods following his DUI arrest earlier this year 
Popular: Many celebrities have attended the center, including most recently, Tiger Woods following his DUI arrest earlier this year 

Popular: Many celebrities have attended the center, including most recently, Tiger Woods following his DUI arrest earlier this year 

Weinstein has his own work problems, which he seemed to be aware were coming based on an email he fired off just before he was fired on Sunday.

'My board is thinking of firing me. All I'm asking is, let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling,' wrote Weinstein in the email.

'Whether is be in a facility or somewhere else, allow me to resurrect myself with a second chance.'

He went on to state that 'a lot of the allegations are false' before asking that the men and women he contacted send an email to his personal account backing him, which he could in turn present to the Weinstein Company board.    

'I need you to send a letter to my private gmail address,' wrote Weinstein.

'The letter would only go to the board and no one else.'

He continued: 'We believe that what the board is trying to do is not only wrong but might be illegal and would destroy the company.

'If you could write this letter backing me, getting me the help and time away I need, and also stating your opposition to the board firing me, it would help me a lot.'

When LAPD officers turned up, Lily reassured them that her father had, in fact, no intention of self-harming
When LAPD officers turned up, Lily reassured them that her father had, in fact, no intention of self-harming

When LAPD officers turned up, Lily reassured them that her father had, in fact, no intention of self-harming

Police made a second visit to Weinsten's daughter's home later in the day on Wednesday
Police made a second visit to Weinsten's daughter's home later in the day on Wednesday

Police made a second visit to Weinsten's daughter's home later in the day on Wednesday

They waited for a few minutes after knocking on the door and then left the premises 
They waited for a few minutes after knocking on the door and then left the premises 

They waited for a few minutes after knocking on the door and then left the premises 

The letters, if any were sent, did little good in the end, with the board of directors at Weinstein Company announcing on Sunday that they were terminating their founder in the wake of what they claimed were newly discovered allegations.

'In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged int the past few days, the directors of the Weinstein Company - Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar - have determined an have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,' the board wrote in a statement. 

It was a sudden move for the board, who on Friday said that Weinstein had taken an indefinite leave of absence. 

Questions remain however about how the board was so in the dark given the number of settlements that have been paid out, with the first going back to an incident that happened in 1991 according to the Times.

Weinstein responded in a statement by saying that he was getting help, but then shortly after threatened to sue the paper for $50 million.

Board member Lance Maerov spoke to the The New York Times after the decision to terminate Weinstein on Sunday and that said that the executive had also violated the company's code of conduct in the past week.

He did not offer any additional details.  

Maerov also revealed that there was much concern after Weinstein and his attorney Lisa Bloom met with the board on Thursday night, during which time the layer told the group that they could expect 'more and different reporting' that included 'photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct.'

That same night a handout photo of Weinstein and a smiling Judd appeared in the New York Post alongside a statement from the Oscar-winning producer. 

'This is not the time for Harvey or TWC to appear defiant or indignant,' wrote Maerov in an email to Bloom. 

'It is time to repair, heal, accept responsibility and recover.'

He also wrote that Bloom had a potential conflict of interest given that Weinstein had agreed to develop a book she wrote into a series.

Weinstein emerges from  Lily's Los Angeles house on Wednesday after the two had a sceaming match
Weinstein emerges from  Lily's Los Angeles house on Wednesday after the two had a sceaming match

Weinstein emerges from  Lily's Los Angeles house on Wednesday after the two had a sceaming match

In another email to Bloom, Harvey's brother and partner Bob wrote: 'Perhaps, Harvey as he stated in the NY Times, to the world, should get professional help for a problem that really exists.'

On Friday, one-third of the nine-man board resigned in protest, 24-hours after the sexual harassment report threw the firm into chaos.

The company also stated that they were launching an internal probe into the claims against their disgraced co-founder. 

Over 30 women have come forward at this time claiming they were victims of Weinstein's harassment and assault, with the alleged offenses he is accused of committing ranging from aggressive demands for massages to rape.

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