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The Latest: Streep says Weinstein 'pathetic' for citing her

Last Updated Feb 21, 2018 at 11:20 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s request that a judge dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Meryl Streep says Harvey Weinstein invoking her name in his defence in a sexual misconduct lawsuit is “pathetic.”

Weinstein’s attorneys asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him on Wednesday and in their filing cited Streep comments saying Weinstein had always been respectful in their working relationship.

Streep then released a statement saying it is “pathetic and exploitative” for Weinstein to suggest that because he was not sexually inappropriate or physically abusive to her, it means he was not abusive with other women.

Streep says “the criminal actions he is accused of conducting on the bodies of these women are his responsibility.”

The lawsuit was filed by six women who claim Weinstein and his former film companies conspired to conceal his widespread sexual harassment and assaults.

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7:15 p.m.

Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defence.

Weinstein’s lawyers filed a response Tuesday in federal court in New York saying the possible class-action case should be rejected because the alleged assaults took place too long ago.

His attorneys also cite comments by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in support of Weinstein. They say Gwyneth Paltrow worked with Weinstein and won an Oscar after he’s accused of harassing her in an earlier project.

The lawsuit was filed by six women who claim Weinstein and his former film companies conspired to conceal his widespread sexual harassment and assaults.

Representatives of the actresses named in the response did not immediately comment.

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