Harvey Weinstein recently had his horrific assault conviction upheld after an appeal. Possibly desperate to get out of a jail cell, the disgraced producer is now trying to get back into a courtroom. This time, it has nothing to do with his terrible history of sex crimes.
Weinstein has been hobbled and forced to use a walker for the past several years. Harvey is now suing Chrysler for those injuries, according to TMZ. He believes his Jeep’s defective breaking system led him to be confined to a life of limited mobility.
The accident occurred in August of 2019. Weinstein was riding in a Jeep near Bedford, New York. The vehicle was provided by Chrysler so it could be used in one of Harvey’s films.
Court documents indicate that Harvey Weinstein was driving the Jeep when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. When he tried to do so, the braking system failed. The car then rolled violently until it reached a stop.
Harvey Weinstein was accused of fabricating his injuries to appear more sympathetic to a jury during his trial. It appears those injuries are legitimate and occurred in the crash. Now, Weinstein is trying to get compensation for his suffering to the tune of $5 million.
It will be interesting to see how things play out. The money won’t do Harvey Weinstein much good behind bars. He is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence, but appearing in court for the lawsuit would give him a little bit of a break.
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