Harvey Weinstein has recruited a new stable of lawyers, including one who represented one of his most prominent decriers, Rose McGowan, Page Six reports. Jose Baez, Ron Sullivan and Pam Mackey will be hired to replace Ben Brafman, who has opted out of representing the disgraced mogul.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, by 60+ women, charges he denies.
McGowan reacted to the news that her lawyer joined his team with fury.
"This is a major conflict of interest but I knew there was shadiness going on behind the scenes," she told The Daily Beast on Wednesday.
"This is why my case didn’t go to trial—my instinct was my lawyers had been bought off," she added.
"I thought Harvey would get to them behind the scenes and I wouldn’t have fair representation."
McGowan pleaded no contest to the drug charge, though she argued in court papers that the drugs were planted to discredit her.
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Baez and Sullivan helped get former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez acquitted in his 2017 double murder trial.
Baez also helped get Casey Anthony off in 2011 after being accused of murdering her 2-year-old.
Mackey represented Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in his 2013 rape trial; prosecutors dropped the case.
Weinstein’s longtime lawyer Blair Berk will also be part of the team, as will Duncan Levin.
Weinstein is set to go on trial May 7th on charges he forcibly performed oral sex on production assistant in 2006 and raped another woman in 2013.