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Attorney Charles Harder quits Weinstein legal team without suing The New York Times

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Shortly after The New York Times published its story on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment, lawyers Lisa Bloom and Charles Harder (who had both recently been hired by Weinstein) announced a plan to sue the paper for putting out a story that they said was “saturated with false and defamatory statements” and included information that was “apparently stolen from an employee personnel file.” Just a few days after that, though, Bloom abruptly quit Weinstein’s legal team. Since then, there have been no further updates on the plan to sue The New York Times, but the allegations against Weinstein have only grown with more and more women coming forward with their own accusations against the now-former Weinstein Company head.

Now, Harder—who represented Hulk Hogan in his lawsuit against Gawker, and is currently suing the Gizmodo Media Group in New York state court—has also left Weinstein’s legal team. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which points out that he has done so without filing the lawsuit against The New York Times. That seems to indicate that the lawsuit isn’t going to happen now, but that’s up to Weinstein and the rest of the attorneys representing him.

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