Harvey Weinstein is back in the headlines again since having asked a bankruptcy judge to turn return personal emails that may be related to ongoing civil and criminal investigations into his actions. Weinstein faces allegations of sexual misconduct with over 70 women but has denied having non-consensual sex with any of the women.
Weinstein's lawyers, in a filing in Delaware, say the bankrupt company will not offer him the emails and personal files that he hopes would exonerate him.
“(The Weinstein Company’s) continued refusal to permit Mr. Weinstein to access these emails has significantly impinged his ability to effectively defend himself from these allegations and is a continuing deprivation of his due process rights,” his attorneys assert in the filing.
Weinstein faces both federal and state criminal investigations in New York, Los Angeles and London. Weinstein's lawyers say that by sharing emails and cooperating with authorities they are “confident that any and all investigations can and will be brought to a favorable conclusion.”
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