Harvey Weinstein’s legal team has accused Gloria Allred of representing women in his criminal trial, only so she can file a civil lawsuit after the rape trial concludes.
“She says she wants to remain anonymous, yet the first thing she does is hire Gloria Allred,” Weinstein’s lead attorney Donna Rotunno said of Miriam Haley, one of the main witnesses accusing Weinstein of rape. Rotunno added that Allred sits in court every day “because she knows there is a pot of gold at the end of this criminal trial.”
Speaking to Variety, Allred disputed the claims from Weinstein’s lawyers, saying, “This is all speculation. I’m not retained for this purpose at this time.”
Allred also slammed Weinstein’s legal team for blowing “hot air” and “spin” throughout their arguments in court.