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Twitter Stunned by Comment from Weinstein Lawyer: He ‘Did Not Invent the Casting Couch’

Harvey Weinstein was arraigned by the police today, and earlier this morning, his lawyer made a genuinely baffling comment about his client’s behavior.

Just to review, Weinstein has been charged with rape, as multiple women over the past few months have come forward revealing their horrific experiences with the longtime producer.

So keep that in mind as you watch Weinstein’s lawyer say this (video above, via CBS):

“My job is not to defend behavior. My job is to defend something that is criminal behavior… Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood, and to the extent that there is bad behavior in that industry, that is not what this is about. Bad behavior is not on trial in this case. It’s only if you intentionally committed a criminal act and Mr. Weinstein vigorously denies that.”

That line about the casting couch stunned a lot of people:

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