Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers' words
Film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York in this Nov.23, 2011 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Carucci, File
The Associated Press
Published Friday, February 23, 2018 7:19AM EST
LOS ANGELES - Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit.
A spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said Thursday that Weinstein has also directed his legal representatives not to use specific names of actors and former associates in the future.
Lawyers for Weinstein argued in a filing, in which they quoted previous remarks made by Streep and Lawrence, that a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by six women should be rejected.
Weinstein's attorneys cited Streep as having previously said that Weinstein wasn't inappropriate with her and cited Lawrence as having told Oprah Winfrey that Weinstein "had always been nice" to her.
The actresses immediately snapped back, with Streep calling the citation of her remarks "pathetic and exploitive."
Lawrence said Weinstein's attorneys took her previous remarks out of context and that she stands "behind all the women who have survived his terrible abuse."