Weinstein: Sullivan was orchestrating trial prep

17 June, 2019

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Harvey Weinstein’s attorney Jose Baez has asked a Manhattan judge to let him off the case, citing “difficult” behavior. He reportedly told a judge in a letter last week that Weinstein has threatened legal action against his law firm, will only communicate with him through outside lawyers, and has not complied with their agreed-upon fee. Last month his co-counsel, Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan, recused himself from the case. Sullivan had written most of the legal team’s motions since January and was orchestrating most of the trial prep,

[May 12 2019 Weinstein’s ex-attorney Sullivan loses Dean’s job ]

Harvey Weinstein Court Hearing, New York, USA - 20 Dec 2018

Neither Ronald Sullivan Jr. nor his wife Stephanie Robinson will continue as faculty deans of Harvard’s Winthrop House when their terms end next month, the university said Saturday.May 11 2019. The action does not change their status as law school professors. Sullivan also serves as director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute. Sullivan and Robinson said they are “surprised and dismayed.”Harvard’s decision comes just a day after Sullivan told the Manhattan judge overseeing Weinstein’s case that Sullivan would, in fact, be leaving the defense team.

Sullivan’s notice to the court is due to be made public May 13 2019.

[March 7 2019 Weinstein sharpers trying to double-book two trials ]
On March 7 2019, Weinstein defense attorneys Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan were reprimanded by Judge Brian Cogan for essentially trying to double-book two trials: the Weinstein case; and the case of hedge fund manager Mark Nordlicht, who is facing charges of security fraud. Baez and Sullivan represent both clients.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/harvey-weinstein-trial-lawyers-sexual-assault-804901/

[April 26 2018   Harvey Weinstein to be made into movie: Keith Raniere into TV Series   ]

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The Pulitzer prize-winning work of reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey is to become a film in the mould of Spotlight and All the President’s Men.
The film will not focus on the producer and his alleged victims, but instead on the journey towards publication of Kantor and Twohey, with Oscar-winning films Spotlight and All the President’s Men cited as inspirations.

It will be financed by Plan B, Brad Pitt’s company, which backed 12 Years a Slave, and by Annapurna Pictures, whose founder, Megan Ellison, has been touted as the next Harvey Weinstein.
Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to New York Times exposé “Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded” that explores Keith Raniere’s alleged cult Nxivm.

[ May 11 2011  Harvey Weinstein buys Paul Thomas Anderson, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix   ]

Harvey Weinstein has bought world rights to Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled next film, a religious drama. The film, fully financed by Annapurna Productions, LLC , MARGARET E [Megan] ELLISON, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s daughter, for around $35 million, The deal gives TWC a big title to bring to the Cannes Film Festival this week. more

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