The UK Has Charged Harvey Weinstein With 2 Counts Of Sexual Assault As He Tries To Sue Chrysler For His Back Problems
Bi-coastal jailbird Harvey Weinstein just added an international destination to his bucket list of places to wither away and die in. CNN reports that the United Kingdom has charged Harvey with 2 counts of indecent assault that allegedly took place in London back in 1996. And wouldn’t you know it, Harvey’s back is acting up again. The New York Post reports that Harvey has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Chrysler, the maker of the Jeep he drove into a tree back in August of 2019. $5 million should go a long way to help fortify Harvey’s quickly dwindling war chest. If he wins, receives the full sum, and, given the full docket his lawyers already have, when the case might be settled and depending on the exchange rate at that time, Harvey could be sitting pretty with enough money on his books for 2 or 3 boxes of Milk Duds. Adjusted for inflation of course. So maybe one gently sat upon dud. Aww, he should name it Harvey Jr. Mint!
We first learned of Harvey’s owie spine when he shuffled into his New York rape trial looking like a forlorn senior citizen who has just been told the buffet is fresh out of starlets. After the prosecution accused Harvey of using the walker as a prop to garner sympathy, his team said his back pain was the result of a car accident that took place in August of 2019 when he crashed his Jeep into a tree after allegedly swerving to avoid a deer/rape charge. NYP reports:
Harvey Weinstein has brought a $5 million lawsuit against Chrysler over his 2019 accident in Westchester, claiming he was left with “catastrophic, permanent paralyzing injuries” after his Jeep’s brakes allegedly failed.
The fallen movie mogul, 70, was behind the wheel of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler when he swerved to avoid a deer and crashed into a tree near his home in Bedford.
The car “failed to decelerate despite Weinstein’s application of the vehicle’s braking system which resulted in a loss of vehicle control and subsequent rollover of the vehicle,” according to the suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The funniest part about Harvey’s accident is that Chrysler had loaned him the Jeep “in order to obtain a product placement in one of his film productions.” Page Six reported at the time of the accident that Harvey had “escaped injury,” but his legal team says “he is in constant pain” as a result. But Chrysler’s not buying it and have refused to settle the matter out of court. Which logically should be fine since court is the only place Harvey’s allowed to go anyway.
“Negotiations went on for months and months but Chrysler apparently never had any intention of resolving the case in good faith,” Kavulich said in the statement.
The lawyer also claimed that “there were inconsistencies in the accident report,” noting the document didn’t include that Weinstein had told authorities at the time that he was hurt.
Harvey claims that Chrysler “didn’t properly install tires and also failed to inspect, maintain and repair the Jeep,” which was great for Harvey’s victims but apparently very bad for his back. Harvey is currently in LA facing 11 counts of rape and sexual assault and was convicted last year in New York and is serving a 23-year sentence for, you guessed it, rape and sexual assault. Up next, more rape and sexual assault charges only this time with posh accents and goofy wigs. CNN reports:
In a statement Wednesday, Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said the CPS has “authorized the Metropolitan Police to charge Harvey Weinstein with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in August 1996.”
Ainslie said the charges were authorized following “a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.”
The police force said in a statement the two alleged offenses took place between July 31 and August 31, 1996 and that the alleged victim is a woman who is now in her 50s.
No word on if the British authorities will pursue Harvey’s extradition for him to stand trail in the U.K. but if they do, maybe he and Kevin Spacey can go in together on case of whatever they call Milk Duds over there. Harvey’s going to need to keep his energy up if he has to answer for his alleged crimes in every location serviced by Con Air.
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