Rose McGowan opens the Women’s March Detroit (Michigan) on October 27, 2017, with her opening remarks.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by actress Rose McGowanAlleging that Harvey WeinsteinEngaged in racketeering, to silence her and stop her from pursuing her career.

McGowan had fired her attorneys last month, and she was acting as her own lawyer. Judge Otis D. Wright II dismissed her suit Monday.

Wright had dismantled much of McGowan’s suit last year, but has now thrown it out entirely. The central claim that Weinstein had violated Federal Racketeering Law was rejected with prejudice.

Weinstein Spokesman Juda S. Engelmayer said in an email Tuesday that “out of the public glare, with proper time, legal work, evidence and facts, this is the way we believe these suits will ultimately all go. A chapter is put behind as Mr. Weinstein keeps going forward to demonstrate the truth.”

McGowan’s representative could not be reached immediately for comment. McGowan has not yet commented on this dismissal via social media.

According to the suit, Weinstein and two of his ex-lawyers and an Israeli intelligence agency conspired with McGowan to defraud and smear McGowan while she was getting ready to name Weinstein at the time of #MeToo’s explosion in late 2017.

Unless they are willing to come out publicly, as McGowan has repeatedly done, the Associated Press doesn’t usually name victims of abuse.

In a different Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, a judge rejected a motion from Weinstein’s attorneys to dismiss a criminal indictment of Weinstein for 11 counts of sexual assault. Weinstein’s lawyers had argued that an expert in “rape trauma syndrome” was improperly used by prosecutors in grand jury testimony.

Weinstein pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual assault and four counts for rape. Weinstein is currently awaiting trial. He is awaiting trial.

Following convictions in New York for rape as well as sexual assault, the former movie mogul of 69 years is now serving a sentence of 23 years imprisonment.


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