CAA Responds To Julia Ormond Lawsuit: “Baseless” – Deadline3 min read

Artistic Artists Company have been silent all day since Julia Ormond named the uber-agency and Disney in her sexual battery lawsuit towards the imprisoned Harvey Weinstein, however tonight the Bryan Lourd-led firm is looking their inclusion within the calling the motion “baseless”

In reality, CAA simply stopped wanting citing the declare of  breach of fiduciary responsibility towards them by their former shopper as a shakedown of kinds.

“CAA takes all allegations of sexual assault and abuse severely, and has compassion for Ms. Ormond and the expertise she described in her criticism,” stated an company spokesperson tonight of the matter. “Nevertheless, the claims that Ms. Ormond has levied towards the company are fully with out advantage.  By way of counsel, Ms. Ormond approached CAA in March with these allegations in regards to the company.  Understanding these allegations to be unfaithful, the company then retained legal professional Loretta Lynch and her legislation agency, Paul Weiss, to defend the corporate.  Their overview discovered nothing to help Ms. Ormond’s claims towards CAA.”

The now Gersh represented Ormond claims within the go well with that Lourd and  Kevin Huvane dissuaded the rising star from taking authorized motion towards Weinstein again in 1995 to keep away from incurring his wrath and hurting her profession Mentioning the usual settlement determine with the then mogul being about $100,000, the submitting in New York Supreme Court docket goes on to allege that Ormand’s CAA brokers knew of “a number of confidential settlements that Weinstein reached to maintain his conduct hidden from public publicity.” 

Not so says CAA tonight. In reality, it was Ormond who needed cash in 2023.

“CAA acquired a requirement, by way of its counsel, from Ms. Ormond’s attorneys, that CAA pay $15,000,000 in trade for Ms. Ormond not making the allegations towards CAA public,” the CAA spokesperson added Wednesday. 

“CAA instantly rejected this demand,” they go on to exclaim.

“Out of respect for Ms. Ormond, CAA shared the outcomes of Paul Weiss’s investigation together with her, by way of her counsel, offering proof of a dynamic and engaged relationship between CAA and Ms. Ormond, and the company’s constant efforts to help her profession all through her time on the company, from 1995 – 1999.” 

“Ms. Ormond’s claims towards CAA are baseless, and the company will vigorously refute them in courtroom,” concludes the company, which simply this week closed the deal for Artemis, run by French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, to take a majority stake within the firm.

Weinstein, 74, is presently behind bars in Los Angeles after start sentenced to 16 years for rape and different intercourse crimes this previous February. The Oscar successful producer was extradited out West in 2021 to face a mess of fees after he was sentenced to 23 years by a Manhattan choose in March 2020 for different rape and different intercourse crimes.

Responding to CAA’s response to at this time’s lawsuit, Ormond’s essential lawyer took a swipe on the credibility of the company’s outdoors counsel.

“CAA admits that they employed Loretta Lynch to ‘defend’ them,” states Doug Wigdor instructed Deadline tonight. “It’s not stunning, subsequently, that she discovered nothing to help our shopper’s claims.”

Wigdor goes on to say: “I must also add that Ms. Lynch believes, opposite to what everybody is aware of, that the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell could be a good arbitrator within the historic race discrimination declare we now have introduced towards the NFL.  It’s reasonably apparent that after years of public service, giant deep pocketed company defendants have turned to Ms. Lynch for canopy and she or he has willingly accepted her new position.   Relaxation assured, we’ll expose the true info.”

A rep for the bi-coastally convicted and far accused Weinstein declared “the proof won’t help Ms. Ormond’s claims.” The Walt Disney Firm has nonetheless not commented on Ormond’s claims or go well with.  

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