Harvey Weinstein Swaps Lawyers for a Second Time


"I believe he has been railroaded", she said.

She has espoused a philosophy that the movement is overblown and that women are "responsible for the choices they make".

Weinstein has been free on $1 million bail pending trial.

However, Baez expressed that he and Weinstein did not get along and wanted out of the case.

She added that she and Cheronis are "honored to list Mr Weinstein".

As the accusations against Weinstein mounted, his company Weinstein Co fired him and filed for bankruptcy, and he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"If this is Ms. Rotunno's strategy and if she believes that because she is a woman, she can get away with it, she may find that they may not agree with her", said Allred.

Weinstein engaged in behaviour that made representing him "unreasonably hard to carry out effectively" and insisted on taking actions "with which I have fundamental disagreements", Baez wrote.

The pretrial hearing played out in open court, but two conversations among the judge and lawyers happened in secrecy.

Later, he called all the lawyers to the bench for a 10-minute discussion of how they'll proceed when it comes time for jury selection.

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein now has a new legal team after a judge approved the change. Again there was no court reporter to make a record of the conversation. The New York Times and The New Yorker both won the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism in 2018 for their reporting, in part, on allegations against Weinstein which helped spur the #MeToo movement.

Harvey Weinstein enters the courthouse on July 11, 2019 in NY.

As Deadline reported on Tuesday, the attorneys, who have been on the scene for less than two weeks, reached an agreement with New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke not to request any further delays in the case.

He arrived Thursday, ignoring journalists' questions while entering the courtroom. Prominent Florida defense lawyer Jose Baez and Harvard University law professor Ronald Sullivan both recently left, with Baez making his departure official at Thursday's hearing.

Harvey Weinstein is recasting his defense team yet again, this time a mere 60 days before he's due to stand trial in NY on sexual assault charges.

They join three New York City lawyers: Arthur Aidala, whose clients have included rapper 50 Cent and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz; Diana Fabi Samson; and Barry Kamins, who as a judge oversaw New York City's criminal courts.

Having originally retained leading NY attorney Benjamin Brafman, who battled unsuccessfully to get the case dismissed, Weinstein then switched out his team earlier this year and brought in Baez and also Ronald Sullivan, a Harvard law professor, who withdrew in May after protests on campus.