Court TV Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein to have surgery

Posted at 6:55 PM, December 9, 2019 and last updated 3:51 PM, May 17, 2023


The following is the complete statement furnished exclusively to Court TV by Harvey Weinstein Lead Attorney Donna Rotunno:

“I was dismayed to see all the press coverage incorrectly stating that Mr Weinstein was trying to garner sympathy at his court appearance last week.
Mr. Weinstein was in a serious car accident in August, which resulted in a concussion and has now necessitated the need for back surgery later this week.  He has been using a walker to assist him as the back pain has increased.  He wanted to leave the walker in the car, so it did not appear that was he looking for sympathy, as he is not.
The press surrounding his physical condition is mean spirited and false.”


Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves court following a bail hearing, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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