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Juda Engelmayer, a publicist for Weinstein’s attorney Ben Brafman, told CNN that Weinstein sent six to eight emails to “friends” this week but did not specify who the recipients were.
“As more information has been coming out that suggests that many of the original narrative were not completely accurate and combined with the difficulty in getting the narrative out, Harvey on his own initiative wrote letters to friends of his,” Engelmayer said.
Weinstein’s goal, Engelmayer added, was to urge the recipients “to take a deeper look into the stories, into the history of it and properly vet what they are hearing and what they’ve heard.”
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing ranging from unwanted advances to rape since The New York Times and The New Yorker published investigations more than a year ago about Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct.
The producer was charged in May with rape and sex abuse in cases involving three women. In October, one of the six felony charges against Weinstein was thrown out after an NYPD detective was accused of coaching a witness.
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has petitioned for the case to be dropped.