Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is moving forward to trial in his Manhattan sexual assault case with a new legal team that includes attorneys who are not based in New York but who have been successful in defending high-profile clients who had been handed harsh judgments in courts of public opinion.

Weinstein, who faces five criminal counts relating to two accuser who say the fallen movie mogul assaulted them in 2006 and 2013, has tapped Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan Jr. of the Orlando, Florida-based Baez Law Firm to join his defense team, the firm said in an email.  

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