The Legal Fallout For Harvey Weinstein’s Hired Hands

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 2:15 PM EST) -- The revelations surrounding the Harvey Weinstein coverup are certainly cringeworthy, but are the actions of the mogul’s hired hands actually illegal? That Weinstein allegedly exploited and victimized women is terrible (even if far too common). The fact that so many firms and individuals, including lawyers, were involved in the coverup is shameful. And the tactics reportedly used by Weinstein’s damage-control mercenaries definitely seem over the top.

You can go to jail for lying to federal agents (see Martha Stewart). You can go to jail for lying to investors (see Bernie Madoff). But what about lying to a victim of sexual assault...

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