Women were ‘guilty of using Harvey Weinstein’ Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer has said the women who accused the convicted sex offender of assault were “guilty of a lot of things” including using him by sending him affectionate messages.
Donna Rotunno also said the case showed that men “have no power anymore” in sexual assault cases and women have too much.
Weinstein , the former king of Hollywood, is on the brink of finding out how long he will spend in prison after being found guilty of two charges at his sexual assault trial.
The Hollywood producer was found guilty of a criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of Jessica Mann in 2013 – and could spend more than 25 years locked up for the offences. Donna Rotunno talks to Sky’s Amanda Walker His rape and sexual assault convictions were a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement , as at least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct going back decades .
But Ms Rotunno – who has a reputation as legal Rottweiler – has remained unflinchingly loyal to Weinstein.
She was accused during the trial of taunting witnesses, of bringing them to tears and inducing panic attacks.
Now, she has said the women who testified against Weinstein were using him.”They were guilty of making Harvey Weinstein do things, making him believe that they wanted to be with him, that they wanted to spend time with him,” she said. The former film mogul is […]