Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein lawyers: Accuser's emails show rapport, not rape

Sexual Misconduct Harvey Weinstein

Before telling authorities that Harvey Weinstein had raped her, his accuser sent warm emails after the alleged attack welcoming plans to get together, seeking advice and telling him no one "understands me quite like you," according to court papers his lawyers filed Friday.

The woman, who hasn't been publicly identified, has accused the former movie titan-turned-#MeToo villain of raping her in a hotel room in March 2013.

But his lawyers, who are seeking to get the rape and other sex charges against Weinstein dismissed, argue the emails portray an intimate, consensual relationship, not the aftermath of a rape. And the attorneys say grand jurors should have heard...