All About the Battle-Tested Lawyer Who Will Defend Harvey Weinstein

Variety - 02-12

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For six weeks in 2011, one story dominated the airwaves. Casey Anthony was on trial in Orlando, facing a capital murder charge in the death of her 2-year-old daughter. The local TV stations brought in prominent lawyers to provide legal analysis. Most of them argued that Jose Baez, Anthony’s unseasoned attorney, was in way over his head. “He hadn’t represented cases of much significance — DUIs and things of that sort,” says defense attorney Bill Sheaffer, who analyzed the case for WFTV. “He floated so many balloons and out-there defense theories. … It really was not impressive.”