Gloria Allred is representing three of the six ladies who’ve testified in Harvey Weinstein’s legal trial.
The high-profile legal professional has been accused by Weinstein’s authorized group of getting plans to sue the previous Hollywood honcho after his rape trial concludes. Throughout closing arguments, Weinstein’s lead legal professional Donna Rotunno mentioned Allred sits in courtroom day-after-day “as a result of she is aware of there’s a pot of gold on the finish of this legal trial.”
All through the trial, Weinstein’s legal professionals insinuated that the feminine accusers wish to get cash out of Weinstein. Throughout cross-examination, his attorneys requested a number of ladies on the stand if they’re planning to sue Weinstein after the trial. Miriam Haley — one of many two key witnesses within the case — mentioned she didn’t have any instant plans to file a lawsuit, testifying, “It’s all the time a chance, however I’ve no plans… something is a chance… I’ve not thought-about or deliberate to sue Harvey Weinstein, right now.”
Rotunno forged doubt on Haley’s testimony, telling the jury throughout her closing arguments, “She says she needs to stay nameless, but the very first thing she does is rent Gloria Allred.” “After all something is feasible,” Rotunno mentioned, dealing with the 12 jurors. “Civil legal professionals give scripts to their purchasers in order that they don’t should admit to you that they’re on the lookout for cash.”
Chatting with Selection, Allred says she has not been retained by her purchasers Haley, Annabella Sciorra or Lauren Younger to sue Weinstein.
“I’m not retained for that function by any of the three right now,” Allred responded when requested this week if any of her purchasers are planning to sue Weinstein. “That is all hypothesis.”
Allred says Weinstein’s protection has introduced an empty argument, offering no backing to their declare that her purchasers plan to sue the fallen mogul.
“They by no means introduced even one iota of proof within the type of a retainer settlement or something, which might reveal that I used to be retained by [Miriam Haley] for the aim of suing Harvey Weinstein,” Allred mentioned. “And so, like many different arguments the protection introduced, it’s simply loads of scorching air, it’s spin, with no factual help in any way.”
“What they argued is,” Allred continued, talking of the protection, “‘Nicely, if he’s convicted, then truly that extends the statute of limitations, would possibly you sue then?’ Nicely, I imply, I believe she testified something is a chance… she didn’t say she would… so the concept that based mostly on an ‘if’ and ‘possibly’ and ‘who is aware of’ that that’s some type of proof of one thing, it’s absurd.”