Harvey Weinstein believes the truth is on his side.
Weinstein’s legal team released a statement on Friday morning after his sexual assault accusers filed for a protective order to keep him from using emails from the women as part of his defense.
“We are not surprised by the motion seeking a protective order,” Weinstein’s civil lawyer, Scott Cousins, said in a statement. “The plaintiffs in the Geiss case know that it is only a matter of time until the bankruptcy court releases Mr. Weinstein’s emails to the public, as there is no privileged or confidential information contained in the emails.”
Cousins continues, “In fact, they demonstrate a drastically different tale from what the plaintiffs have alleged in the media and in their legal complaint. Ironically, they are the ones trying to silence Mr. Weinstein and doing all they can to prevent the truth from coming out.”
He concludes, “This strategy will not bode well, as they are going behind the bankruptcy court’s back which has sole jurisdiction over these emails and the plaintiffs know it. To claim sexual assault and then take such measures to prevent the truth from being heard speaks volumes of their motives.”
Harvey Weinstein is due back in court next week.