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Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan M. Dershowitz has joined Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense team to consult on constitutional issues, according to a Feb. 15 court filing. The suit Dershowitz is involved in is a class action lawsuit against Weinstein’s former production companies the Weinstein Company and Miramax; the Walt Disney Company; and Weinstein himself, among others. The lawsuit alleges that Weinstein violated federal sex trafficking laws.
Justice James Burke and prosecutors agreed to the new Manhattan Supreme Court trial date of June 3. Baez and Sullivan are slated to start a 10-week trial Feb. 19 in Brooklyn federal court.

[February 15 2019   Weinstein NYC: Ronald Sullivan Out?   ]

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Judge approved his request for a new defense team: Jose Baez (center) and Ronald Sullivan (left) with Weinstein, 66, [and retiring Ben Brafman] during the hearing January 25 2019

https://twitter.com/thecrimson/status/1095759731426295808

A growing chorus of Harvard students are demanding that Ronald Sullivan, Jr.,  — the university’s criminal justice institute director and faculty dean at Harvard’s Winthrop House residence — resign from Harvey Weinstein’s New York defense team ASAP. Protests and petitions have started popping up questioning his association with Weinstein. The office of Cyrus Vance, jr., Manhattan D.A., declined comment on anything to do with a possible delay in the Weinstein case.

[January 26 2019   why was the switch made?   ]

Weinstein has tapped Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan Jr. of the Orlando, Florida-based Baez Law Firm and Pamela Mackey of Denver-based Haddon, Morgan and Foreman for his new defense team. “I think it’s bizarre given who he is replacing and given how well the defense appeared to be doing,” Mark A. Bederow said. “But ultimately it’s his choice to proceed how he wants and none of us know the reason why the switch was made.” https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2019/01/23/harvey-weinstein-assembles-high-profile-non-ny-lawyers-for-new-defense-team/

[January 22 2019   New York Weinstein pretrial conference March 7   ]

Benjamin Brafman “withdrawing” from the Harvey Weinstein case.
Sources close to Weinstein said he wants an “older woman” on his defense team and has made overtures to lawyers Susan Necheles and Isabelle Kirshner.

He also wants to hire former Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein as a trial consultant,

[January 14 2019]
A pretrial conference has been scheduled for March 7, Weinstein stands accused of two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, as well as counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree rape and third-degree rape.

[January 12 2019   trial on May 6   ]

Spokesman Juda Engelmayer did not flat out deny that Harvey Weinstein was looking to hire new lawyers, but disputed that Ben Brafman was being replaced as the lead attorney. Brafman’s bid to dismiss the other five criminal charges was denied in December, and Weinstein is set to go on trial on May 6 in New York State Court, where he’ll be accused of sexually assaulting one woman and raping another. “There is nothing rock solid about that. If Harvey’s going to do anything, he’d augment it not reduce it,as it currently stands that’s not the case.”

[December 20 2018 Weinstein’s motion to dismiss Manhattan DA case denied ]
After a brief discussion with the lawyers, the judge denied a motion to dismiss the case.

https://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/12-12-18-letter-to-judge-burke-wm.pdf

[November 30 2018  Weinstein moves to dismiss remaining 5 counts   ]

Harvey Weinstein by his attorney Benjamin Brafman has moved a Manhattan judge to dismiss the five remaining criminal charges against him, providing additional details to support his claim that police misconduct tainted grand jury proceedings and that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that he had a consensual relationship with one of his alleged victims. “Simply put, because of the unprecedented and outrageous misconduct already documented in this case, this court should properly give serious consideration to dismissal of this deeply flawed indictment, either for the legal reasons we have provided or so that the integrity of the criminal justice system can be restored,” Brafman wrote in the 51-page document.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office dropped one of six charges in the case earlier, amid revelations that New York City Police Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, who led the investigation against Weinstein, did not tell prosecutors that a witness had provided him with an account that contradicted that of Lucia Evans, who claimed that Weinstein forced her to give him oral sex in 2004.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/20/entertainment/weinstein-case-unraveling-questions/index.html

[October 23 2018   Harvey Weinstein to make “important, brilliant films”   ]

Benjamin Brafman, the lawyer representing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, claims the 66-year-old could return to the entertainment industry and make “important, brilliant films”.

[ September 3  Weinstein removed condom and continued to rape – LA complaint   ]

Luciano Silighini Garagnani, a Conservative D-list Italian casting director turned filmmaker, proudly paraded a t-shirt which read “Weinstein is Innocent”

The 42-year-old’s latest film, which was released in Italy earlier this year, provided a positive angle on Mr Berlusconi’s notorious “bunga-bunga” sex parties.

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Emma Loman is suing for violation of human trafficking laws, assault, battery and false imprisonment and seeking compensatory damages of no less than $75,000 as well as punitive damages.During the alleged rape, the suit claims Weinstein “bragged that he had recently received a negative result from an HIV test. Then, over Loman’s continued protests, he removed the condom he had been wearing and continued to rape Loman.”

[August 2 Harvey Weinstein’s indictment, Brady rule, naughty emails ]
Harvey Weinstein's defense says emails with rape accuser clear him, will ask for charges to be dismissed based on grand jury error

“They are endearing, intimate, present, friendly, flattering, emails between her and Mr. Weinstein,” the lawyer said to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath. The defendant must prove that there is a “reasonable probability” that the outcome of the trial would have been different, had the evidence been disclosed by the prosecutor. See Kyles, 514 U.S. at 433 (1955).

[   Harvey Weinstein NOT under house arrest in light of new charges   ]

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Harvey Weinstein living in his oceanfront estate

A judge denied a request from prosecutors July 9 to place Harvey Weinstein under house arrest in light of new charges against the movie producer that carry a penalty of life in prison if he is convicted.

Brought into the courtroom in handcuffs, Weinstein, 66, was released on bail after pleading not guilty in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2006.

Three women have now accused him of forcing them to have sex against their will over the last 14 years, and the new indictment includes two counts of predatory sexual assault, opening him up to a life sentence.

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TWC’s list of creditors includes Michelle Williams at her old Boerum Hill address:

WILLIAMS, MICHELLE

126 HOYT STREET

BROOKLYN, NY 11201

126 Hoyt

The filing reveals that the company owed more than $500 million to a list of creditors spanning 394 pages.   Weinstein Co.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing had long been viewed in financial circles as the inevitable result of the sexual abuse allegations against its namesake founder, Harvey Weinstein.newyorkfilmfestivalscreeningnottherenfnqvuw-v8ex

 

[October 18 2008 Extradition for grandfather of Heath Ledger’s daughter, Matilda ]

 

 

 

LARRY Williams, the grandfather of late actor Heath Ledger’s daughter, Matilda,  has lost his bid to return to the US before an extradition hearing in Australia.

But there was a “big difference” between going there voluntarily and “consenting to surrender”, thus returning as an extradited person.

If he surrendered, he may languish in an Australian jail until US marshals arranged to take him back.

In asking for his bail to be varied so he could travel to the US, Mr Watson said “the Americans are happy for him to come back this way”.

But Ms O’Shane agreed with submissions made on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions that she did not have the power to allow an applicant “to travel beyond the reach of this jurisdiction”.

Preliminary arguments relating to the extradition hearing will be heard in the same court on December 4.  The father of actress Michelle Williams is wanted in the US for allegedly evading $1.9 million in taxes between 1999 and 2001.

Juno Temple (as Deborah Hussey) on the Buffum Street set in Lynn.

Juno Temple (as Deborah Hussey) on the Buffum Street set in Lynn.

Black Mass Domestic Total as of Oct. 15, 2015: $58,951,782
Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 18, 2015
Genre: Crime Drama Runtime: 2 hrs. 2 min.
MPAA Rating: R Production Budget: $53 million

SEP 26, 2015 Johnny Depp’s Black Mass dropped a significant 60% on its second Friday, earning $3.5 million on its second Friday. That’s a much larger drop than the likes of The Departed (-34%), Argo (-14%), The Town (-40%) and Prisoners (-51%). Now this isn’t a surprise considering how frontloaded the movie was last weekend, and the opening is still a feather in Warner Bros./Time Warner TWX +0.00% Inc.’s cap after a summer of iffy results. The film should earn $11m for the weekend (-50%) for a $42m ten-day total. That’s not bad, but it doesn’t scream Oscar frontrunner either although Johnny Depp is still in the running for the moment.

[June 10 Fizzy, vivid Juno Temple in “Len & Company” festivals only]

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music-industry ennui adapted from a stage play — Carly Mensch’s Off Broadway item “Len, Asleep in Vinyl” — a father figure to Zoey (a fizzy, vivid Juno Temple), the Katy Perry-esque chart-topper whose career he has shepherded from girlhood. Having been publicly humiliated

June 10 Juno Temple is a troubled runaway turning tricks: to VOD July 17]

.   “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17

. “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17


ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to gritty drama “Safelight,” which stars Evan Peters, Juno Temple and Kevin Alejandro.
“‘Safelight’ is a captivating story of two people who find each other in the midst of their harsh individual adversities,” Vicki (Temple) is a troubled runaway turning tricks at a truck stop. “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17

[October 6 Sin City: October 2 Worldwide $35,084,450]

Total Lifetime Grosses [October 2]
Domestic: $13,741,150 39.2%
+ Foreign: $21,343,300 60.8%
= Worldwide: $35,084,450

The up-and-coming British actress starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the summer blockbuster “Maleficent” and has a role beside Johnny Depp in the upcoming Whitey Bulger flick, “Black Mass.”Her father, Julien Temple, a fan of punk music, directed the 1979 Sex Pistols documentary “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle,” as well as videos for The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Her aunt, Nina Temple, was the last secretary of the British Communist Party, and her grandfather, Langdon Temple, once ran a travel agency specializing in Communist countries.Temple grew up with her father, mother Amanda Pirie, a producer, and two younger brothers in a 14th century house in Taunton, Somerset.

Juno: The up-and-coming British actress starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the summer blockbuster “Maleficent” and has a role beside Johnny Depp in the upcoming Whitey Bulger flick, “Black Mass.”Her father, Julien Temple, a fan of punk music, directed the 1979 Sex Pistols documentary “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle,” as well as videos for The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Her aunt, Nina Temple, was the last secretary of the British Communist Party, and her grandfather, Langdon Temple, once ran a travel agency specializing in Communist countries.Temple grew up with her father, mother Amanda Pirie, a producer, and two younger brothers in a 14th century house in Taunton, Somerset.

The movie had a fairly light marketing effort: anecdotally, many people seemed surprised to learn that the movie was in theaters . Director Robert Rodriguez’s brand seems to have taken a hit as of late. Since Sin City, none of his movies have earned over $40 million at the domestic box office. His last two movies—both sequels—were off dramatically from their predecessors: Machete Kills was down 70 percent from the first Machete, while Spy Kids: All the Time in the World was off 66 percent from Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $13,217,903 57.3%
+ Foreign: $9,846,005 42.7%
= Worldwide: $23,063,908
Domestic Summary
Opening Weekend: $6,317,683
(#8 rank, 2,894 theaters, $2,183 average)
% of Total Gross: 47.8%
> View All 3 Weekends
Widest Release: 2,894 theaters
In Release: 20 days / 2.9 weeks

[September 2] Box office fell 65 percent

Selling the car already? Juno Temple

Selling the car already? Juno Temple

In its second weekend, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for fell 65 percent to $2.22 million. Through 11 days, its earned just $11.45 million—less than the first Sin City earned on its first day.

[August 27 ‘Sin City 2’ Plummets: a woeful $6.5 million]

Juno Temple at Hollywood premiere

Juno Temple at Hollywood premiere


a zesty performance by Juno Temple as a prostitute without a heart of gold.

a zesty performance by Juno Temple as a prostitute without a heart of gold.

The graphic novel sequel scored a woeful $6.5 million from 2,894 locations, a fraction of the $29.1 million that the first “Sin City” made in 2005. The retro-noir thriller brought back stars Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke and co-director Robert Rodriguez, but the follow-up to a film that had proved so influential now may have seemed passé after a decade that saw a succession of similarly themed comicbook adaptations, such as “300” and “The Watchmen,” routinely crop up on screen.

“We weren’t prepared for this level of rejection by the public,” said Erik Lomis, The Weinstein Company’s head of theatrical distribution. “We thought the film would resonate more.

[July 28 Juno Temple cast as Sally opens in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, August 22]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel to their superstylized, hardboiled crime drama “Sin City” also required the actors to work under green screen circumstances for demanding 3-D cameras. Temple, who plays Sally, one of the film’s many molls, is confident that the viewing effect will be totally worth it. Temple was cast as Sally, Joey’s mistress and a girl from Old Town, Joey Canelli, a married businessman who is cheating on his wife.

Mr. Weinstein said he was also hoping to quickly follow the August release of the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with a Sin City television series from Mr. Miller and Mr. Rodriguez.

[November 12 2008   The Times demand Boho] Temple Juno

 neutral basics

A little bit rock-and-roll, a little bit Euro-cool

A collection of neutral basics — a loose Zara cardigan, simple T-shirt and skinny Nudie jeans — paired with Gucci sunglasses, a flowing scarf picked up in Barcelona and a pair of flat leather Bronx boots.

Heath Ledger’s assistant Trevor Di Carlo on set of The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.

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5th from l.

Trevor Di Carlo, top

Trevor Di Carlo, top

Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger’s Assistant

Boerem Hill Home DoorTrevor Di Carlo, currently escorting Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger’s daughter Matilda and her mother, was hired as an assistant on Ledger’s movies.

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Trevor Di Carlo, who grew up with Dark Knight’s Heath Ledger in Perth, has been comforting Michelle Williams six months after the star died.