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Harvey Weinstein Hires Defense Lawyers

Weinstein's spokeswoman said Wednesday in a statement they do not believe an indictment is imminent

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    Harvey Weinstein Hires Defense Lawyers
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    Weinstein hired Ben Brafman, the attorney who represented former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn during a 2011 rape case that fell apart amid questions about the accuser's credibility.

    Harvey Weinstein has hired two defense lawyers known for their A-list clients to represent him in any legal proceedings in New York stemming from sexual assault allegations.

    Weinstein's spokeswoman said Wednesday in a statement they do not believe an indictment is imminent. "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta has said Weinstein raped her twice in 2010; police say her case is credible and they have corroborated it. They are working with Manhattan prosecutors. De la Huerta publicly recounted her story to Vanity Fair.

    Weinstein hired Ben Brafman, the attorney who represented former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn during a 2011 rape case that fell apart amid questions about the accuser's credibility.

    Blair Berk has represented Mel Gibson, Keifer Sutherland and others.

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    They will present a case to prosecutors. "We strongly believe we will demonstrate that no criminal charges are warranted."