AceShowbiz - Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has scored a small legal victory after a judge awarded him access to emails he sent while he was a board member at The Weinstein Company. The producer is facing numerous accusations from women, who have claimed that he sexually harassed and/or assaulted them. Weinstein has always denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, and last month his lawyers argued his personal documents will help prove his innocence.
Earlier this week, his lawyers also revealed Weinstein is willing to cover the costs of copying all the emails and documents, and on Tuesday, May 8, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath granted his request on the condition that he follow through with payments, an estimated $750,000.
Weinstein will only have access to the emails between himself and his alleged victims, and the parties suing him in civil court will also be able to take a look at them, according to TheWrap.com.
Weinstein was forced out as a board member of the production company last year following exposes about his alleged behaviour in the New York Times and New Yorker. TWC executives filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, and the company has since been bought by private equity firm Lantern Capital.