In Benjamin Brafman’s final minutes representing Harvey Weinstein in his sexual assault case, the veteran defense attorney offered cover for his client over allegations that Weinstein planted cocaine in actress Rose McGowan’s wallet.

Weinstein appeared Friday before a Manhattan judge with Brafman, who filed to withdraw as Weinstein’s counsel, to his left and two of his new attorneys, Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan Jr. of the Florida-based Baez Law Firm, to his right.