Weinstein Lawyer: Sex To Advance Film Career “Not Rape”

Actresses who willingly have sex with Hollywood producers have made a "conscious decision" to advance their careers, according to Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer Ben Brafman. "If a woman decides that she needs to have sex with a Hollywood producer to advance her career and actually does it and finds the whole thing offensive, that’s not rape ," Brafman told a British newspaper on the eve of the Oscars.

Over 100 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct spanning four decades, however Brafman argues that no criminal behavior took place.

" You made a conscious decision that you’re willing to do something that is personally offensive in order to advance your career ," he added. Weinstein, who is reportedly undergoing sex addiction therapy, denies having non-consensual sex. He is currently being investigated by police in the UK and US.

Of course – that’s not exactly how things went down according to several women. Celebrities including Rose McGowen, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek have accused Weinstein of various improprieties, from unwanted advances to flat out rape. "It was such a bat to the head. He pushed me down. He tried to shove himself on me. He tried to expose himself. He […]

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