Harvey Weinstein seen without walker after struggling in court
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was spotted strolling through a New York store without a walker – just days after he appeared to be struggling to walk without one, Page Six reported.
Weinstein was seen at a Target in Mount Kisco, in Westchester County, days after a Dec. 6 court hearing, where he appeared to need support from other people in his group, the outlet reported.
Photographs on Wednesday showed the 67-year-old relying on a walker as he left the same courthouse, appearing weak and pained. Attorney Donna Rotunna told Page Six: “We wanted him to use a walker last week, and Mr. Weinstein didn’t want the press to think he was seeking sympathy.”
FOX Business could not reach Rotunno for comment by the time of publication.
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One of Weinstein’s lawyers previously said he would be undergoing back surgery on Thursday to relieve pain from an August car crash.
The former film industry exec faces a Jan. 6 trial on rape and sexual assault charges in state court, where he has pleaded not guilty. He has denied non-consensual sex allegations.
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Meanwhile, 98 percent of The Weinstein Co.'s creditors are joining a tentative settlement that plaintiffs say includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former employees who claim Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them, a lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney Karen Bitar said the deal would cover “the overwhelming" number of individuals and entities potentially owed money.
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Additional funds, she said, would be set aside for anyone who did not accept the terms of the settlement. The agreement, which would be limited to $500,000 per person, would require court approval that is unlikely to come before the spring.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.