Harvey Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman has met with federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York about a criminal probe into sexual abuse allegations against the Hollywood producer.

Brafman confirmed to the New York Law Journal that he met with prosecutors and was hoping to dissuade them from continuing their investigation into alleged nonconsensual sexual acts. Weinstein has maintained he has never engaged in nonconsensual sex.

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