Harvey Weinstein insists he's "trying his best" to get "help" after being accused of sexually harassing a number of women over a 30-year period.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

The 65-year-old disgraced producer was outed in a New York Times expose, which also alleged he paid off at least eight of them to keep their allegations quiet, but while he has denied many of the allegations made against him over the last week, he is adamant he's willing to do all he can to change his ways and is hoping he will get a "second chance".

Speaking to TMZ, the 'Pulp Fiction' creator said: "Guys I'm not doing OK but I'm trying I've got to get help. I'm hanging in - I'm trying my best."

Since the sexual assault claims were first reported, Weinstein has been fired by The Weinstein Company and his wife of 10 years, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, has announced she will be leaving him.

But Harvey hopes he will be able to "rebuild" his relationship with the Marchesa co-founder in the future.

Harvey - who has children India, seven, and Dashiell, four, with Georgina, as well as Ruth, 14, Emma, 19, and Lily, 22, with his ex-wife Eve Chilton - said of his wife's decision: "I support her decision, I am in counselling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.

"Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family.

"We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again."

Georgina previously condemned her husband's alleged sexual misconduct as "unforgivable" when she revealed she was leaving him.

She said in a previous statement: "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."

In the wake of the scandal, Weinstein is believed to have checked into rehab in Arizona, while he has also been slammed by big names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Dame Judi Dench.

And actress Cara Delevingne is one of the many women to come forward with her own experience of sexual harassment with Harvey.