When Juda Engelmayer visited Harvey Weinstein in Bellevue hospital immediately after his trial, he found a broken man.
It was several days before Weinstein would hear his fate after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault (he was eventually sentenced to 23 years) but the Hollywood producer already knew he was facing the prospect of life behind bars.
A shadow of his former self, his spokesperson told the Sunday Independent this weekend that the 67- year-old former movie mogul surveyed his wasted life, and cried.
"He cried when he talked about what he is facing, the prospect of life in prison and the potential of never seeing his children again," said Engelmayer.
"He spent his life going after celebrity, fame, fortune and things," he added. "And when the walls close in on you and you don't have much to look at - you realise what life is about."
For the former movie mogul, it has been a spectacular downfall. The days of Champagne and sushi parties in the French Rivera are over. As are the indulgences of having his every whim tended to as the most powerful man in Hollywood.
Last Wednesday, Weinstein was convicted of criminal sexual assault in the first degree, based on the testimony of former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haley, and rape in the third degree, based on the testimony of one-time aspiring actress Jessica Mann.
In her courtroom evidence, Haley described how, despite her protests, Weinstein forcibly removed her tampon and performed oral sex on her. She said: "I just checked out and decided to endure it."
Mann also accused Weinstein of assaulting her multiple times during a relationship she described as "extremely degrading" - she stressed to the judge that her case exemplifies the complexity of rape cases - given that she continued to see Weinstein after the attacks.
After the verdict was read out, Weinstein was handcuffed and led out of the court room without his walker. He was moved to a box-sized cell in the North Infirmary Command of the notorious Rikers Island jail, sharing with two "older gentlemen".
It has nothing but basic beds, a stainless steel sink and toilet and is open for the world to see.
Weinstein is also under protective custody, given the likelihood of an attack from fellow inmates. Yet, even though he is shielded from physical dangers, his mind won't let him rest. "He is disappointed and disillusioned," said Engelmayer.
"You can see he is not doing well. He wishes he would have focused more on his family and the important things in life.
"He doesn't have a relationship with his older children, they don't talk to him now, and his two younger children have a hard time understanding what is even happening to him right now. They just think their father is away on a work trip. They don't realise that he is never getting back from that work trip."
Last Wednesday, Weinstein was brought back to court to hear that a 23-year-sentence would be handed down. Afterwards, he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for a second time with heart palpitations. Reports are circulating this weekend that he suffered "a mild heart attack".
Engelmayer said he was concerned that "prison life is not conducive to taking care of his medical needs" and his client is said to be hopeful of a long-term relocation to a medical facility where he can live out his days.
But the reality is that once his health improves, and doctors find him to have fully recovered, there will be no easy way out.
Now at the mercy of one of the toughest prison systems in the world, he is sitting on the lowest rung of the ladder even in prison, with the label of 'sex offender.'
Couple that with the fact that he is a celebrity behind bars and he is terrified of what to expect.
"I think he is very scared," said Engelmayer. "He is scared of the unknown. He has lost his freedom and he has lost his ability to do whatever he wants to do, I'm talking about just walking out of the house and smelling fresh air, going to Starbucks to get a cup of coffee. Life as he knows it is over. He is scared of what is going to come tomorrow, what to expect and how he is going to take care of himself. He is staring into the abyss."
On top of that, while the New York chapter of Harvey Weinstein's criminal prosecution is now over, pending an appeal, it is in no way near the end of Weinstein's trips to the court house.
The legal saga will soon move to Los Angeles, where, last month, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of restraint and sexual battery by restraint. The charges stem from allegations made by two women who claimed Weinstein assaulted them in separate incidents in hotels in Beverly Hills and West LA in 2013.
With even more prison time looming, it's no surprise that Weinstein's rationale is to get moved to a medical facility, rather than set his sights on an appeal.
If he gets his wish, he could have a private double-sized room, with a TV, shower, bathroom, and even a telephone. When everything is lost, as Engelmayer says, "the little things become the big things" so accusations that the disgraced film producer is putting on an act - feigning heart palpitations and the need for a walking aid - are plentiful.
But Engelmayer isn't paying heed. "I am tired of hearing 'faking'. He was [supposedly] faking his walker and he fell on his head in prison without a walker, he was [supposedly] faking his heart palpitations but the hospital felt the need to give him angioplasty last week.
"I think he is around enough medical professionals in prison who 'don't care about him' that - if they felt that he was faking it, they would say 'go back to your prison cell. You're fine', but they don't feel that way. Either that or he is the best actor in the world. But, let me tell you, he was known for being a producer not an actor."
Asked whether or not Weinstein is a suicide risk, Engelmayer said that was one concern he didn't have. Despite his current demeanour "his mind is able to handle this".
The PR man also doesn't regret taking the world's most vilified man on as a client and said it has been hard to top in his 30 years in public relations.
"Just from sheer experience, working on something of this magnitude that defines a generation to be at the centre of it, you wouldn't get it anywhere else."