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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyers Might Have a Case Against Rose McGowan For Her Twitter Rape Accusations

While it would be a monumentally bad public relations move, Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyers could go after actress Rose McGowan for her recent comments on twitter accusing the fallen movie mogul of rape. Sadly for his alleged victims, he might even have a case against her and others who are speaking out. McGowan said in a series of tweets aimed at Amazon’s Jeff Bezos that “I told the head of your studio that HW (Harvey Weinstein) raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”

According to The New York Timesin 1997, McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein over an incident in a hotel room. Standard legal language in the contract stated that the settlement could “not be construed as an admission.” Many of Weinstein’s alleged victims were asked to sign “non-disclosure agreements.” These agreements likely prohibit women, like McGowan, from saying anything about what happened or mention the fact that the case was settled privately.

We got further proof that McGowan was under such an agreement with Weinstein when she initially refused to reveal her identity to Ronan Farrow who wrote that bombshell report in The New Yorker about Harvey Weinstein’s very sordid past. She cited legal reasons.

If he wanted to, Weinstein could certainly bring suit against Rowan, and even try to recover some of the settlement money he paid her. This appears to be a breach of contract on her part. However, such a move would be incredibly bad public relations for him.

“Although Weinstein will have the very best legal representation, I would agree that the ‘headwinds’ against him prevailing in any NDA enforcement suits will be quite strong,” Keith Stein a New York-based contracts attorney told LawNewz.com. “Of course, desperate men do desperate things. But the PR against him trying that approach will make him appear even more degenerate. As of now, it already appears that it doesn’t matter what any one person may be alleging (Rose, for example), in violation of an NDA, because multiple government and law enforcement agencies are already investigating. Potential witnesses in those investigations are protected in revealing what they know, notwithstanding their contractual obligations to Weinstein (as the article rightly points out).”

Also, if any of these women wanted to go to police, the non-disclosure agreement would not prevent them from doing so.

“He could not legally enforce the NDA and silence her. That would be against public policy,” Stein said.

Bottom line: Weinstein could sue, but it would make him look even more evil and desperate.

 

 

 

 

 



Source: Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyers Might Have a Case Against Rose McGowan For Her Twitter Rape Accusations

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