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Wait, Did Harvey Weinstein Totally Make Up A JAY-Z Quote In His Sexual Harassment Apology?

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What's going on here, Harvey Weinstein!?

On Thursday, The New York Times published an expose detailing decades of sexual harassment claims against the Hollywood mega-producer.

The report, which included allegations from Ashley Judd and details of a court settlement with Rose McGowan, prompted a statement from Weinstein himself.

Related: Harvey To Sue New York Times Over Bombshell Exposé!

In response, The Weinstein Company founder made it clear he was super sorry for his past indiscretions. And to prove it, he quoted what he claimed was a lyric from JAY-Z's 4:44 that referenced the rapper taking the blame for cheating on Beyoncé.

Critics like Lena Dunham and Amber Tamblyn slammed the filmmaker for his sloppy apology, especially the part where he compared an extramarital affair to decades of alleged sexual harassment.

But here's the real kicker: Weinstein seems to have used a made up quote! He wrote:

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