January 25, 2019 2:18 am
Updated: January 25, 2019 11:28 am

Harvey Weinstein is looking to hire the lawyer who won Casey Anthony an acquittal

WATCH: Harvey Weinstein was back in a New York City courtroom Friday to have a judge formally sign off on changes to his legal team


Harvey Weinstein is due in court for a judge to formally sign off on changes to the legal team in his sexual assault case.

The disgraced Hollywood mogul is looking to replace defence attorney Benjamin Brafman with four lawyers. They include Jose Baez, who won an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony on charges she killed her young daughter.

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Judge James Burke is expected to approve the swap at Friday’s hearing in New York City.

The 66-year-old Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.

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Weinstein’s new legal team also features Ronald Sullivan, Pamela Robillard Mackey and ex-Manhattan prosecutor Duncan Levin.

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