Harvey Weinstein has brought in two new attorneys to defend him in his upcoming sex-crimes trial, including a woman who has taken a fervent anti-#MeToo position.
According to a recent court filing, Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis, who are both based in Chicago, have been retained by Weinstein. Arthur Aidala, Weinstein's New York attorney, remains on the case.
Rotunno spoke with the Wall Street Journal, saying she is "not a woman who has ever subscribed to" the #MeToo movement.
"I believe women are responsible for the choices that they make," she said.
Rotunno said that by signing on to Weinstein's defense team, she was hoping to tell women to take responsibility for their actions and "say to women, ‘Maybe don’t go to the hotel room, maybe we are having a different conversation.'"