Harvey Weinstein's lawyer said on Saturday (March 3) a woman having sex with a Hollywood producer to advance her career is "not rape", in a British newspaper interview on the eve of the Oscars.

Ben Brafman is one of the US' top criminal defence attorneys, hired by the disgraced Hollywood mogul whose career is in tatters following accusations of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

More than 100 women have accused Weinstein of impropriety going back 40 years, but Brafman argued there was no criminal behaviour.

"If a woman decides that she needs to have sex with a Hollywood producer to advance her career and actually does it and finds the whole thing offensive, that's not rape," he told The Times.

"You made a conscious decision that you're willing to do something that is personally offensive in order to advance your career," he added.
The usual lawyer bull crap. He is leaving out the part about ruining someone's career or blacking balling them. I believe the term is coercion. It wouldn't play out in the real world and it shouldn't play in Hollyweird.

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/un...instein-lawyer