According to CNN, Harvey Weinstein‘s defense attorney doesn’t want to represent him anymore. Attorney Jose Baez has reportedly filed to withdraw from Weinstein’s case.
In the filing, Baez states, “Mr. Weinstein has engaged in behavior that makes this representation unreasonably difficult to carry out effectively.”
One source told CNN that the hiring of another attorney has severed the bonds of trust between Baez and Weinstein. Baez isn’t the first attorney to have withdrawn as Weinstein’s counsel in the criminal case.
Weinstein faces five felony charges, including two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree, and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape.