Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer says in TV interview that he’s only guilty of cheating on his wife and it doesn’t make him a criminal

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer says he’s only guilty of cheating on his wife and argues it doesn’t make him a criminal in TV interview filmed before she was hit with a gag order during rape trial. 

The sit down interview with 60 Minutes Australia was filmed last Friday and is due to air on Sunday. Since then a judge has ordered his defence lawyer Donna Rotunno not to speak to reporters until after Weinstein’s trail concludes.

The gag order was issued after Rotunno wrote an op-ed for Newsweek that was published on Saturday urging jurors to find Weinstein not guilty.

In the yet-to-air interview, Rotunno insisted Weinstein was not guilty of the rape and sexual charges he is currently on trial for, she said: ‘A sin is cheating on your wife,’

‘Is Harvey guilty of committing sins? Sure, but that doesn’t make you a criminal.’

Harvey’s wife of a decade, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, divorced him after dozens of women started coming forward in 2017 accusing him of sexual assault or misconduct.

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Lizzie Day

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