Another Harvey Weinstein lawyer wants to be let off the case in the run-up to his trial.
Page Six is reporting that attorney Jose Baez, is asking a Manhattan justice to let him off the case.
“First, Mr. Weinstein has engaged in behavior that makes this representation unreasonably difficult to carry out effectively and has insisted upon taking actions with which I have fundamental disagreements,’’ Baez told Supreme Court Justice James Burke in a letter sent out last week.
“For example, he has engaged outside counsel to communicate with myself and my co-counsel and has decided to have another attorney threaten legal action against this Firm.
“Second, Mr. Weinstein has deliberately disregarded our fee agreement and has had outside counsel indicate that he intends to continue to do so,’’ Baez continued.
“It is clear that Mr. Weinstein’s best interests will be served by this Firm’s withdrawal.’’
The news comes just six months after attorney Ben Brafman withdrew from the case.
Weinstein, 67, faces charges that he raped one woman at a Midtown hotel in March 2013, and forced a second woman, Mimi Haleyi, a production assistant, to let him perform oral sex on her at his Manhattan apartment back in 2006.