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Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein's defense attorney, arrives at a Manhattan courthouse on Thursday, Jan. 16. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney, arrives at a Manhattan courthouse on Jan. 16. (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge James Burke ordered former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s defense team Monday to stop talking about the case in public, after prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon raised strenuous objections about an op-ed published in Newsweek Sunday.

In the op-ed, defense lawyer Donna Rotunno seemingly implored the members of Weinstein’s jury to “do what they know is right.” She told Burke, however, that the article was focused on systemic issues.

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Michael Riccardi

Michael Riccardi has been a reporter and editor at ALM publications for more than 20 years. A graduate of Villanova University's law school, he lives in Philadelphia. He can be reached at [email protected]

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