A judge gave authorization on Thursday for Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers to incorporate 40 messages from an anonymous victim in a movement to dismiss his pending indictment.
Judge Mary Walrath enabled Weinstein’s lawyers to utilize the messages, provided that the accuser’s name and initials are not utilized as a part of the movement. Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, contended that the messages would demonstrate that Weinstein had a consensual, ongoing relationship the lady after the rape happened in 2013.
“They are endearing, intimate, pleasant, flattering, friendly emails between her and Mr. Weinstein,” Brafman said. “If the grand jury had these emails, they would not have indicted.”
The woman has not been identified in court. Brafman requested that consent allude to her by her initials, which he over and over expressed are “J.M.” James Stang, a legal advisor for the panel of unsecured loan bosses, questioned utilizing the lady’s initials, saying that would make it simpler to find her character.
Brafman said he proposed to blame the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for prosecutorial wrongdoing for not presenting the emails to the grand jury. He expects to file a motion to dismiss the arraignment on Friday morning. He has over and over expressed that Weinstein had a 10-year consensual relationship with the victim.
The woman in question is one of three whose charges support the criminal argument against Weinstein. He faces up to life in jail if indicted.