The Harvey Weinstein scandal has a lot of moving parts headed towards an important hearing next week that will set the next stage in the criminal proceeding. On one end, Weinstein has been pushing a Delaware bankruptcy court to allow him to recover files maintained by The Weinstein Co. and then permit him to use those emails and other documents to defend himself from sexual assault charges in New York. On the other end, there's still pending civil lawsuits, including one class action from his many accusers. On Thursday, those women sounded the alarm about Weinstein's efforts.
"He should not be able to play federal courts in different jurisdictions with diametrically-opposed positions," state twin motions arguing for both a protective order and for the civil action to proceed.