Weinstein: I ‘won the lottery’ with new lawyer
Harvey Weinstein has responded to his former lawyer’s comment that leaving the disgraced movie mogul’s sexual assault case was like winning the lottery.
A judge Thursday approved a swap that saw lawyers Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis join Weinstein’s defense team and lawyer Jose Baez leave.
Afterward, Baez said: “I feel like I won the lottery. Just kidding.”
Weinstein responded through his spokesman, saying: “With a lawyer like Donna Rotunno, I feel like I’m the one who won the lottery.”
Rotunno is a #MeToo critic. She’s espoused a philosophy that the movement is overblown and that women are “responsible for the choices they make.”
Baez is known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony. He told a judge in a letter last month that Weinstein made representing him “unreasonably difficult.” NVG
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