Harvey Weinstein and his legal team are trying hard to dismiss the class action lawsuit against him. In a response filed in court, Harvey and his lawyers used the words and statements of women such as Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep to defend himself.
The purpose of using their description of him is to discredit the claims of the plaintiffs involved in the trial. On Tuesday, in documents obtained by E! Online, Weinstein’s attorney-at-law stated the lawsuit is “fatally overbroad,” and the allegations should be “dismissed or stricken in their entirety.”
As you may know, Jennifer Lawrence recently stated that her relationship with Harvey was more “paternal” than anything, despite their occasional butting of heads.
J-Law said during an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show that she knew him since she was 20-years-old and never once did he try anything professionally inappropriate.
As for Streep, the Academy Award-winning actress said Harvey was always professional with her albeit “exasperating.” Streep noted Harvey undoubtedly was an incredibly hardworking man who was capable of creating Academy Award-winning films.
In the statement released by the former executive’s legal team, they claim the charges made by the women involved in the lawsuit are inconsistent with reality.
For example, Gwyneth Paltrow claimed Harvey harassed her, but apparently, it wasn’t bad enough for her to stop working with him.
Paltrow went on to win an Academy Award in 1998 because of a role she had in a Weinstein-produced movie. As Harvey and his team state, “her career did not suffer as a result of her rebuffing his alleged advances,” so the suit should become null and void.