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Harvey Weinstein had 10-year affair with woman he is charged with raping says lawyer

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer gave another preview of the defense he plans to offer up for his client during a pre-trial appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday. 

Ben Brafman told reporters that the woman who alleges she was raped by Weinstein multiple times during a 2013 incident in a midtown hotel was having a decade-long affair with the producer.

‘This is an extraordinary case in my judgement where the only rape victim that Mr. Weinstein is accused of raping is someone with whom he has had a 10-year consensual sexual relationship – both before and after the alleged incident,’ stated Brafman.

He also called the woman’s allegations ‘absurd.’