New York: Jailed film producer Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit in New York courtroom on Tuesday in opposition to the Fiat Chrysler firm, which is now a part of Stellantis, claiming $5 million in compensation for an accident he had in 2019 in a Jeep.
Stellantis, in a message despatched to AFP, mentioned, “We intend to vigorously defend our product in opposition to these claims.”
Weinstein, who was sentenced in 2020 to 23 years in jail for a sexual assault and rape, mentioned in his grievance that he was driving in a Jeep loaned by the corporate in return for product placement in considered one of his films, on August 17, 2019 and that the car´s brakes failed when he tried to keep away from hitting a deer.
The automobile then overturned, inflicting Weinstein, who had correctly buckled his seat belt, to undergo “catastrophic, everlasting paralyzing accidents in addition to important and persevering with aware ache and struggling,” the grievance mentioned.
Weinstein had again surgical procedure in December 2019 following the automobile accident based on his attorneys, and appeared bodily weakened throughout his trial, typically shifting with a walker.
Aged 70, Weinstein is at the moment incarcerated in a jail in California the place he’s awaiting one other trial for alleged sexual assault in opposition to 5 girls. (AFP)