Weinstein Accuser Meeting With DA Over Claims His Lawyer Tricked Her
One of Harvey Weinstein’s latest trio of accusers met with Manhattan prosecutors Monday over her claims that the law firm representing him tricked her in order to nab key evidence, Page Six reports.
Melissa Thompson is accusing Weinstein’s lawyer Ben Brafman and his ex-associate Alex Spiro of using "deceptive tactics" to get her to hand over visual and audio evidence against the disgraced movie mogul. Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, by more than 80 women. He denies the allegations.
- Thompson and two other accusers filed a lawsuit Friday against Weinstein, his attorneys and his employers.
- "As if it wasn’t enough that I was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, Brafman & Associates led me to believe that they were going to help the group of women assaulted by him – when, in fact, they were Weinstein’s lead criminal defense attorneys," Thompson said in a statement after filing the Manhattan federal court suit with two other Weinstein accusers.
- On Monday, prosecutors reportedly asked Thompson for details on her alleged conversations with Spiro as they consider whether Brafman should be allowed to continue to represent Weinstein.
- Weinstein is due back in Manhattan Supreme Court this morning (Tuesday) for arraignment.