Citing Text From Accuser, Weinstein Lawyers Want Case Dismissed

They also cite police misconduct in their filing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2018 5:00 PM CST
In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Weinstein's lawyers are making a new attempt to get the New York sexual assault case against him dismissed.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – Harvey Weinstein's lawyers want the New York sexual assault case against him dismissed, the AP reports. In a court filing Monday, the former Hollywood producer's attorneys said his indictment was "irreparably tainted by police misconduct," among other problems. Per Page Six and TMZ, those other problems involve one of Weinstein's accusers: Production assistant Mimi Haleyi alleges Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her at his home in 2006, but his lawyers say that in 2007, she texted Weinstein's phone asking to see him. "This message makes clear that Mimi Haleyi wished to continue seeing Mr. Weinstein even after the alleged sexual assault," the filing reads. She is one of three women Weinstein was originally charged with assaulting, but a charge involving one of them has already been dismissed. (Weinstein was recently accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.)

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