Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Barbara Kavovit Demolishes Harvey Weinstein’s New York City Office!

On March 9, Barbara Kavovit and her construction firm Evergreen began to tear down Harvey Weinstein's old office in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. The former Real Housewives of New York City star said she's going to work her magic and create a completely redesigned space.

Kavovit beat out three other male-run firms, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We are taking it down to the walls and building it new," she told the publication. Adding, that she predicts the remodeling will take about 16 weeks.

"This is so personal, emotional and passionate for me because I feel the pain of those women," Barbara expressed to the publication. "I've had a lot of Harvey's in my life."

Barbara opened up about her experiences and what it's been like to work in a male-dominated industry.

"I'm part of an industry that has been 98 percent male and very unwelcoming to women," she continued. "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."

She added, "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."

Barbara then revealed the process she underwent into landing the contract to demolish Weinstein's old office space.

"I had to go through four interviews," she shared. "I was afforded this opportunity to show that I am an expert. I can do what everyone else does, and I believe I do it better. Even though drawings were laid out, I was not shy about immediately telling them that I could save two weeks and $50,000."

"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," she explained, according to E! News. "There were such brave women who stood up in that courtroom and faced Harvey. As we rip out the studs and use the sledgehammers to tear down the walls, I feel like I am doing it for them."

Photo Credit: Camila Amaral

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