Sex to boost film career is ‘not rape’: Weinstein lawyer

Sex to boost film career is ‘not rape’: Weinstein lawyer, by AFP.

More than 100 women have accused Weinstein of impropriety going back 40 years, but [his lawyer Ben 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.

Weinstein, a twice-married father of five, is being investigated by British and US police, but has not been charged with any crime. …

Brafman told The Times his client’s behaviour was reflective of the broader culture in the industry: “The casting couch in Hollywood was not invented by Harvey Weinstein.”

Not so much “rape” as “prostitution.”