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Harvey Weinstein lawyers believe his chances of escaping prison have increased after a Bond girl claiming to have attacked her has changed her record of the episode.
The French actress Léa Seydoux, 33, who is Dr. Madeleine Swann played in the 007 film Specter from 2015, gave a graphical description last year of how Weinstein reportedly attacked her.
She had said that he & # 39; check & # 39; lost after she invited her to his room after a fashion show and said she resisted his advances. But she has now said in a subsequent interview that she did not have to defend herself.
The French actress Léa Seydoux, 33, (pictured with Daniel Craig) played Dr. Madeleine Swann in the 007 film Specter in 007. Last year she gave a graphical description of how Weinstein reportedly attacked her.
In an article for the Guardian of last year, Seydoux said that Weinstein invited me to come to his hotel room for a drink. We went out together.
& # 39; It was hard to say no because he is so powerful. All girls are afraid of him. Soon his assistant left and we were with two of us. That is the moment when he began to lose control.
& # 39; We were talking on the couch when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He is big and fat, so I had to be powerful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly indignant.
& # 39; However, I was not afraid of him. Because I knew what kind of man he always was … I pushed him physically. I think he respected me because I resisted him. & # 39;
Harvey Weinstein was arrested and processed on charges of rape, committed a criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct earlier this year. He has not pleaded guilty and is free on bail of £ 770,000. He believes that minor changes to her story by the French actor Lea Seydoux will help his case
But the lawyers of Weinstein are now taking an interview that Seydoux gave in the November issue of the French Marie Claire, which was published a few days ago.
She told the magazine: "If he wanted to rape me, he could have done it, but he did not.
& # 39; It never happened and I did not have to defend myself or resist. Given his weight, he could have pin me to a wall and force me to do something, but he did not. & # 39;
Last month, Weinstein scored a big win when one of his prosecutors, Lucia Evans, had her case removed after it was reported that "old personal writings & # 39; came forward indicating that her meeting with the producer was consensual.
Last night, Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said: "It does not surprise me that a new prosecutor is now changing her story.
Lea Seydoux had previously said that she had to defend herself against Weinstein (pictured in October at the Supreme Court of the State of New York), but in a recent interview she said: & it never came to thuds & # 39;
This is what happens when the media help to create a story that comes on fire but then begins to disappear when hard exonerating facts come up that show that the first accusation was not true. & # 39 ;
A Weinstein spokesperson said: "Harvey had known Léa for some time, met her family and had her promoted for a number of important projects.
& # 39; He understands the pressure many had to make claims. & # 39;
Weinstein, who vehemently denies all accusations, is still faced with allegations that in 2013 he raped an unidentified woman in his hotel room in New York and in 2006 committed a forced sexual act with another woman.
He has not pleaded guilty and is free on bail of £ 770,000. He is also confronted with allegations of sexual violence in LA and London.
The representatives of Mrs Seydoux did not respond to requests for comments last night.