A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday rejected Harvey Weinstein’s request for a delay in compensation in a wall lawsuit filed by women accused of sexually abusing a jailed film producer and harassing him at work. ۔
Weinstein, 68, argued that his poor health was “practically impossible” and that he was at risk of self-harm due to pending criminal charges in Los Angeles.
However, U.S. District Judge Elon Hellerstein said Weinstein did not provide medical assistance for his health claims, and it was unclear when Weinstein’s constitutional right to self-abuse would not be considered.
“According to the balance, the plaintiffs are hurt by the plaintiffs ‘plaintiffs’ behavior, which occurred many years ago, and they are entitled to assert their rights effectively,” Hellerstein wrote. “I don’t think it’s necessary to stop. Whether Weinstein applied for the Fifth Amendment or not.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Imran Ansari, said in an email that Weinstein’s deteriorating health had frustrated his ability to defend himself, and that the Fifth Amendment request in the civil case had damaged Weinstein’s defense Can deliver
Weinstein’s lawyers said on November 19 that his client suffered from diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, insomnia, anemia, hypertension and other ailments, although he did not contract CoVID-19. Was – Reuters