Analysis

Disparate Motives Seen In Cuomo's Call For DA Probe

Law360 (March 23, 2018, 7:11 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for the state attorney general to review the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into a sexual assault complaint against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein was hailed by victims’ rights activists but left open questions about how the review will play out.

Activists called for the unprecedented review on Monday after a report in New York Magazine suggested that Martha Bashford, the head of the district attorney’s sex crimes unit, had worked to discredit Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a model who reported a 2015 assault by Weinstein. The article also suggested attorneys who once worked with Manhattan District Attorney...

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