Weinstein seeks to get case tossed, citing accuser’s emails
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Attorneys for Harvey Weinstein filed a motion Friday requesting a dismissal of charges against the disgraced movie mogul, arguing that emails sent by one of his accusers show that the two had a consenting sexual relationship.

Court filings obtained by the Los Angeles Times contained emails between Weinstein and an unidentified woman in 2013 in which the woman states that “it would be great to see you again" in one message dated after an alleged instance of rape.


“Miss you big guy,” read another message dated months later.

“There is no one else I would enjoy catching up with that understands me quite like you,” she wrote in another.

One message, dated February 2017, nearly four years after the rape is alleged to have occurred, says that the woman didn't want to feel "like a booty call."

“I love you, always do. But I hate feeling like a booty call,” she wrote.

Weinstein was indicted in the case in May on charges that he sexually assaulted three women, including the unidentified woman whose emails were published in filings Friday.

The former Hollywood producer has pleaded not guilty and is seeking to have all of the charges dismissed.

Gloria AllredGloria Rachel AllredHarvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment Alleged R. Kelly victim's attorney says he tried 'to intimidate and retaliate' after being accused Ex-OSU wrestler seeks to eliminate Ohio statute of limitations on sexual assault MORE, a lawyer representing one of Weinstein's other accusers, told The Associated Press in a statement that Weinstein's motion to dismiss the case was centered around a fear of facing a jury in Manhattan.

“Why is Mr. Weinstein seeking to avoid facing a jury in a criminal trial?” Allred asked, adding that a grand jury “would not have indicted him if they did not find the testimony that they heard credible.”

Weinstein has denied the charges against him and other accusations of sexual misconduct, but has apologized for his past behavior. He is currently free on $1 million bail.