In seeking to explain why it did not pursue the case, the Manhattan district attorney’s office later said that the detectives failed to notify it before they enlisted Battilana to help record Weinstein making what amounted to a confession. Detectives say that they did in fact consult with a senior prosecutor and that they were told to go ahead. Nobody can rightly deny the damming nature of the recording. … [Read more...] about Years Before Harvey Weinstein Surrendered, Prosecutors Did ‘Opposition Research’ on His First Accuser
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A Weinstein victim is liable to be all the more leery of going to the Manhattan DA since the mogul retained defense attorney Ben Brafman, whose law partners include Marc Agnifilo. He is the husband of Karen Friedman Agnifilo, who is said to have recused herself from any further involvement in anything Weinstein. … [Read more...] about The NYPD Is Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein. Will District Attorney Cy Vance Finally Agree to Let It?
Each day during jury selection, more than a hundred potential jurors have streamed into the courtroom where the trial is taking place. There, many of them have gotten glimpses of the disgraced movie mogul in the flesh, who comes to court with his lawyers every day, the whir of his metal walker clashing with the silence that falls on the room upon his arrival. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein trial: how finding an impartial jury became a spectacle
The prospective jurors were given questionnaires asking, among other things, if they could ignore media coverage and decide the case based only on evidence heard in court. They were also told the trial will last six weeks, which could weed out many parents, college students and others with pressing day-to-day obligations. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer asks court to consider ‘if a person could have sex for reasons other than love’ and judge warns court ‘this is not a referendum on the #MeToo movement’ as seven jurors are finally selected and Gigi Hadid is dismissed
The statement issued today was signed by four members of the board, who said they represent a majority of the current board. They included Bob Weinstein, whose relations with his brother are said by knowledgeable sources to have become severely strained; financier Tarak Ben Ammar, an early investor in TWC who is said to have been unhappy with the company's direction for some time; Lance Maerov, senior vp corporate development at advertising and public relations firm WPP, who has also expressed concerns about the company; and Richard Koenigsberg. … [Read more...] about Weinstein Co. Enlists Law Firm to Investigate Harvey Weinstein Claims