Harvey Weinstein

'Stop this chaos:' Weinstein lawyer urges sex case dismissal

In the latest push to have Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case thrown out, the movie producer's lawyer said Thursday that a woman accusing him of a 2013 rape pressured a friend to corroborate her account, but that the friend wouldn't "make up a story."

The friend told defense investigators that Weinstein and the rape accuser had been "hooking up" consensually for a long time and that she never heard the accuser say anything bad about him until last year, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said in a court filing. The friend was not identified in court papers.

Weinstein's side also believes police set up a phone call between the film producer and one of his...