Update: In a lengthy statement addressed to his firm on Tuesday, David Boies said that Harvey Weinstein is no longer a client and that he “would never knowingly participate in an effort to intimidate or silence women or anyone else.” Boies’ full statement is appended below. 

Criticism escalated Tuesday against star litigator David Boies after The New Yorker reported that the Boies Schiller Flexner chairman, a longtime legal adviser to Harvey Weinstein, contracted with former Israeli Mossad agents to derail the publication of a New York Times article about Weinstein’s alleged predatory conduct with women.