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Weinstein was misquoted on 'Roles for Sex' Interview: Lawyer

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Weinsteins has stated that his clients statement was misquoted on his 'Roles for Sex' interview.

Spectator Taki Theodoracopulos, meanwhile, has retracted an interview with in which the producer was quoted as discussing the sexual assault allegations against him, reports Variety.com

In the story which was published, Theodoracopulos had quoted as saying: "I offered acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so does everyone - they still do."

Theodoracopulos said that the interview took place in his New York office and Weinstein's lawyer, Ben Brafman, was also present.

Shortly after the story was published, Brafman said was misquoted and Theodoracopulos issued a retraction over what he called a "social" visit.

"I was present for the conversation; it was not an interview, but a social meeting between old friends," Brafman said.

"and Theodoracopulos did not discuss the case, nor would I allow him to. We talked about old Hollywood and the contrast to European culture, and I think Theodoracopulos sees in that older light.

"Harvey never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favours. You have my word that Harvey did not say that," the said.

In October 2017, and reported that more than a dozen women accused Weinstein of sexually harassing, assaulting, or raping them. Many other women in the film industry subsequently reported similar experiences with Weinstein, who denied raping the women.

As a result of these accusations, Weinstein,66, was fired from his production company, suspended from the and Television Arts and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

He also resigned from the

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 13:42 IST
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