Convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein sued a U.S. unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (now part of the Stellantis Empire) in 2019 for “accidentally injured and paralyzed.”
The former filmmaker and convicted rapist has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan, New York, seeking $ 5 million in damages from the company. Reuters.
In the suit, he said he tried to slow down to avoid the deer, but that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler he was driving “could not slow down despite Weinstein’s use of the vehicle’s braking system, which led to loss of control and subsequent overturning of the vehicle.” . ”
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The suit says Weinstein was injured despite wearing a seat belt during the crash. He also claims that the car, which was given to him by the FCA in exchange for placing the product in the movies, was not kept by the company in a “reasonably safe condition.”
This was reported by the parent company Chrysler Stellantis New York Post Although he did not comment on the pending trial, he intended to “defend strongly.” [its] The product is against these complaints. “
The accident, which took place on August 17, 2019, took place before the widely publicized trial of the former film director on sexual crimes. According to Weinstein, the accident and the operation that followed made him a pedestrian in a trial that found him guilty of sexual assault and rape and sentenced him to 23 years in prison. The producer is awaiting trial in Los Angeles on charges of sexually assaulting five other women between 2004 and 2013.
According to Weinstein’s lawyer, Gary Kavulich, the lawsuit against the FCA was initiated only after negotiations with the carmaker to resolve it out of court.