Following his second conviction, former entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein has hired a new legal team to handle his Los Angeles appeal after he was found guilty of sexual assault and r*pe by a jury and a judge acquitted him. Sentenced to 16 years.
Weinstein has hired California-based attorney Michael Friedman, who will work with Jennifer Bonzen, the criminal defense attorney who overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction. Bonzen will serve as Weinstein’s lead counsel for the West Coast appeal.
According to ‘Variety’, the lawyer is known for defending some of the most high-profile men accused during the #MeToo movement. Harvey Weinstein is a former American film producer who was joined by several models in the Me Too movement and convicted as a *x criminal.
In addition to representing Cosby on his appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which resulted in his release from prison, he was the lead attorney for rapper R. Kelly during his criminal trial in Chicago. He also represented the Nxivm s*x cult leader Keith Raniere,
Weinstein’s new legal team will also represent him in his civil case against Jane Doe #1, a European model who publicly revealed her identity as Evgenia Chernyshova after the trial, adds Variety. his testimony, where he alleged weinstein r*ped and s*xually assaulted her in 2013, which led to the former studio mogul’s conviction in Los Angeles.
Following the trial, Chernyshova filed a civil suit against Weinstein for r*pe, seeking compensation for physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and the cost of medical and psychological treatment.
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