Harvey Weinstein’s New York lawyer is seeking to dismiss the remaining five felony sex crime charges against the beleaguered movie producer, arguing that the entire Manhattan district attorney’s office’s prosecution of the case is deeply flawed due to “admitted police misconduct.”
Attorney Benjamin Brafman filed a 137-page motion Monday, saying the grand jury indictment was tainted by police misconduct and failures to disclose key evidence, including a text message from one of the producer’s accusers.
In the text, Mimi Haleyi seems to seek to meet with the producer seven months after he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
“Hi! Just wondering if u have any news on whether harvey will have time to see me before he leaves? x Miriam,” she wrote in February 2007, according to Brafman’s motion.