A lawyer for movie maker Harvey Weinstein is reported to have donated $10,000 to a prosecutor’s office that declined to charge Weinstein with sexual harassment, sources say.
According to the International Business Times, David Boies, who has represented Weinstein on numerous occasions, donated $10,000 to the office of Cyrus Vance Jr. after he declined to prosecute Weinstein further on sexual harassment charges. Weinstein has reached 8 different settlements with women accusing him of sexual harassment in recent years.
The report notes that Boies wasn’t Weinstein’s lawyer for his high profile legal battles in 2015, but had represented him in other capacities since 2005.
“David Boies did not represent Harvey Weinstein in 2015 during the criminal investigation,” Joan Vollero, communications director for Vance, told the International Business Times about Boies’s campaign contributions.
Edward Evans, a spokesperson for the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, also said in a statement: “David Boies has been a supporter of the District Attorney since long before 2015, including before he was first elected, and has never spoken to him about Harvey Weinstein.”
On Thursday the New York Times published a piece detailing Weinstein’s harassment of actress Ashley Judd and Italian model Ambra Battilana.
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