A lawyer for three women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct bashed the disgraced filmmaker’s interview with The Post as a “public relations stunt” and a “complete failure to accept responsibility.”
Douglas H. Wigdor — who represents actress Wedil David and two Jane Does, one of whom will testify at Weinstein’s upcoming criminal trial — fired back at the alleged serial sex predator in a statement Sunday night after the fallen mogul whined in the sitdown that he’s a “forgotten man.”
“One cannot feel sorry for Mr. Weinstein while he sits perched in an executive private hospital suite and asks New Yorkers to recognize his prior accomplishments which justifiably have been overshadowed by his horrific actions, his complete failure to accept responsibility, and his recent efforts to force survivors to accept an inadequate and paltry civil settlement,” the statement said.
Wigdor also pointed out that Weinstein’s interview comes just days before he’s set to go to trial on Jan. 6 for predatory sexual assault in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“Mr. Weinstein’s latest public relations stunt on the eve of his criminal trial provides even more motivation to continue to prosecute the claims that will expose him for who he is,’ he said. “I personally look forward to cross-examining him once his Fifth Amendment rights are extinguished in the criminal trial.”
Weinstein sat down with The Post Friday at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was propped up in the elite wing of the hospital while recovering from back surgery.
The Oscar winner “remained the characteristic bully” throughout the conversation, adding that he threatened to terminate the sit-down each time he didn’t like a question.
“If this is what he’s like immobilized in hospital, imagine how he treated us behind closed doors,” tweeted Lou Godbold, who alleges she was the victim of Weinstein’s sexual misconduct in the early 1990s, according to The Wrap.
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