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Jul. 11, 2024

Weinstein's 5th Amendment rights at risk without civil trial stay, attorney says

Attorneys for the former film producer argue allowing a civil trial to proceed in Los Angeles while a potential criminal retrial takes place in New York would risk jeopardizing his Fifth Amendment rights.

Days after being accused of using his pending criminal cases as a shield to deflect recent civil sex trafficking and assault claims, attorneys for Harvey Weinstein argued in a reply brief that the former movie producer's self-incrimination rights would "without a doubt" be in jeopardy should the civil claims move forward concurrently.

On July 1, attorneys with Wigdor LLP who represent plaintiff masseuse Kellye Croft opposed the former movie producer's motion to s...

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