Barbara Kavovit is destroying any trace of Weinstein
Barbara Kavovit is making sure that there is no trace of Harvey Weinstein, who is now publicly known for his sexual assault crimes.
The Real Housewives of New York City alumni and reality TV star says that her and her construction firm, Evergreen Construction, will be taking down the walls of the Tribeca office space.
Kavovit told the Hollywood Reporter, "We are taking down the walls, and starting it new."
The job won't be easy, as the space takes up nearly 15,000 square feet. It will rebuilt so that no trace of the previous tenant can be seen, Kavovit said.
During the 16 week process, Kavovit also says that it will take 50 workers, and insists that 20% of them be female.
This process will be cathartic for Kavovit as well, going on to explain how this is close to her heart.
“I’ve had a lot of Harveys in my life. I’m part of an industry that has been 98 percent male and very unwelcoming to women," she says, referring to her construction background.
"I’ve met a lot of adversity, a lot of door slamming and a lot of propositioning. I’ve been fighting for 25 years to stake my claim. I had to go out with people I had no interest in. I repeatedly had to sit across from men I wouldn’t give the time of day to in order to get work. Many of them just lead me on because they wanted to date me," she continued.
The reality star also commented on the job saying that, "Demolition is crucial for starting over, and we are taking this down to the bones."
“When I walk in here, I can feel the emotional ghosts. There were such brave women who stood up in that courtroom and faced Harvey," she continued.
"As we rip out the studs and use the sledgehammers to tear down the walls, I feel like I am doing it for them.”
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