Meryl Streep slams 'pathetic' Harvey Weinstein lawyers
February 22, 2018  22:48
Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence have condemned Harvey Weinstein's lawyers for using their names in his defence against a legal action.

Six women are bringing a class action lawsuit against the disgraced producer.

His lawyers want it dismissed because it is too broad, arguing that actresses such as Streep haven't accused him.

But Streep said the way they used the fact he didn't abuse her "as evidence that he was not abusive with many OTHER women is pathetic and exploitative".

And Lawrence said he and his company were trying to "take things out of context and use them for their own benefit".

Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex. 

Weinstein's legal team used the names of Streep, Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow in papers filed in New York in an attempt to get the case dismissed.
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