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Weinstein: I ‘won the lottery’ with new lawyer

/ 12:54 PM July 13, 2019
Harvey Weinstein, Donna Rotunno

Harvey Weinstein, left, and attorney Donna Rotunno arrive at court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in New York. Image: AP Photo/Seth Wenig

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.

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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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