Harvey Weinstein's revolving door of attorneys share a similar defense strategy

Harvey Weinstein approved by judge to recast defense team

FORMER Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has overhauled his legal team for a third time with just 60 days to go before his trial on charges of rape and sexual harassment.

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.

"The emotion of this case has taken over", attorney Donna Rotunno said in a post-hearing news conference alongside fellow defender, Damon Cheronis.

A new attorney for Harvey Weinstein says the movie mogul was "railroaded" by the #MeToo movement.

Harvey Weinstein's new lawyer in his Manhattan criminal prosecution clarified earlier comments she made about her client being "railroaded", telling Newsweek in a conversation on Thursday that she believes the emotional intensity of the #MeToo movement is to blame for Weinstein's predicament.

"I'm not saying that there are not positive things that come from #MeToo, I'm talking about #MeToo in terms of Harvey Weinstein", Rotunno said.

Later, he called all of the lawyers to the bench for a 10-minute discussion of how they'll proceed when it comes time for jury selection. He asked whether he could also approach the bench, but Burke waved him off.

One of Weinstein's accusers, actress Rose McGowan, blasted Baez and Sullivan for agreeing to represent Weinstein after defending her in a drug case past year.

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Reportedly, the insider who also said Harvey wanted to try the case in the court of public opinion, however, Ben was not in agreement with this tactic.

Baez, on the opposite hand, acknowledged that he and Weinstein developed "basic disagreements" about his illustration, and at Thursday's court docket look Baez requested the spend for permission to recede the case.

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.

Aidala appeared perturbed by what he called the judge's "extended private conversation" with Baez.

"Mr. Weinstein has engaged in behavior that makes this representation unreasonably hard to carry out effectively and has insisted upon taking actions with which I have fundamental disagreements", Baez wrote.

Sullivan's involvement in the case drew protests from some students and faculty on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. Buildings were defaced with graffiti that included the slogans "Down w Sullivan!", "Your Silence is Violence" and "Whose Side Are You On?"

Weinstein faces charges involving two different women - one who alleges he raped her in 2013, the other that he forced her to perform oral sex in 2006. He denies the allegations.

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein now has a new legal team after a judge approved the change. That happened after his original lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, lost a hard-fought bid to get the case thrown out.

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