Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit towards The Weinstein Firm on Thursday, October 26, in search of to acquire data that he contends could exonerate him from dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
“Mr. Weinstein believes that his electronic mail account – which is the first, if not solely, account he used throughout the time period of his employment by the Firm – will comprise data exonerating him, and subsequently the Firm, from claims that could be asserted towards him or the Firm,” reads the go well with, which was filed in Delaware by legal professional Patricia Glaser, by way of Deadline.
The 65-year-old movie producer’s entry to his company electronic mail account was blocked when he was terminated by the corporate’s board of administrators three days after The New York Occasions revealed a damning exposé on October 5 that detailed almost three a long time of alleged sexual harassment. The New Yorker adopted up with a report of its personal on October 11, and greater than 60 girls have since come ahead with extra sexual harassment and assault accusations, in accordance with CNN.
Within the lawsuit, Weinstein’s attorneys argue that he wants entry to the data, together with his personnel file, in order that he can defend himself and presumably pursue a wrongful termination case towards the corporate. He’s asking the decide to expedite the method in mild of the interior investigation, actress Dominique Huett‘s $5 million civil lawsuit towards him and the civil rights probe launched by New York Lawyer Normal Eric Schneiderman.
“Mr. Weinstein is in a novel place to supply perception, and additional clarify and contextualize his emails,” reads the grievance. “By offering Mr. Weinstein entry to his emails, he can extra effectively help the Firm in its investigation of those points and protection of the NY AG investigation and every other claims asserted towards the Firm, such because the one filed on October 25, 2017, towards TWC primarily based on Mr. Weinstein’s alleged conduct.”
In a earlier assertion to Us Weekly, Weinstein’s spokesperson stated the previous government denies “any allegations of non-consensual intercourse.” He briefly sought remedy in Arizona earlier this month amid the scandal.
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