(DailyVantage.com) – Things haven’t been going well for disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein the last few years. He’s currently in prison, serving a 23-year sentence and still faces charges for sexual assault. However, Weinstein recently scored a big win when a judge dismissed Rose McGowan’s lawsuit against him.
In 2019, Rose McGowan brought a suit against Weinstein, alleging he violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corruptions Organizations (RICO) Act. In the complaint, she claimed he and his attorneys conspired against her, attempting to smear her name ahead of her memoir’s release. She planned to reveal the name of her alleged rapist, Weinstein, in her memoir.
However, in December 2020, Judge Otis Wright of the US District Court for the Central District of California said McGowan failed to prove Weinstein and his attorneys violated racketeering laws in her filing. He gave her until December 2 to file amended documents. However, she missed that deadline.
On Monday, December 6, Judge Wright dismissed the RICO complaint “with prejudice,” meaning she cannot refile.
U.S. District Judge Otis Wright dismissed Rose McGowan’s racketeering lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein after the actress missed a court-ordered briefing deadline to file paperwork supporting her case. https://t.co/AS1sU2ahdQ
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 7, 2021
This ruling is a huge win for Weinstein, who could’ve faced heavy financial penalties had he lost the case. McGowan, who fired her attorneys on November 23, can still refile a lawsuit on the other charges, should she wish, but the RICO Act violation is officially off the table, for good.
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