Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer are fighting to save his face.
Recall that days ago, the disgraced movie producer surrendered to authorities at the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct, where was fingerprinted and photographed, and shortly after, he was charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.
“The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” said a spokesperson for the police, adding, “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.”
Weinstein reportedly was then transported to New York County Criminal Court, where he was expected to be released on $1 million bail and required to wear an ankle monitor.
While the world waits to see how this all pans out, his attorney Benjamin Brafman told presspeople that the producer had a 10-year sexual relationship with the woman who accused him of rape.
“This is an extraordinary case in my judgment, where the only rape victim that Mr. Weinstein is accused of raping is someone who he has had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship with,” he told reporters via the New York Times. “There is a confluence of concerns that make me concerned that it’s going to be difficult for people who are judging this case to keep an open mind and be fair…I think at the end of the day Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated of these charges.”
The victim has not been identified, but the first alleged victim Lucia Evans, however, has spoken to the The New Yorker. The second woman has yet to be publicly identified.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.