FORMER Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has overhauled his legal team for a third time with just 60 days to go before his trial on charges of rape and sexual harassment.

The new team includes MeToo critic and female attorney, Donna Rotunno, who specialises in defending men in sexual harassment cases.

Ms Rotunno said: “Mr. Weinstein has taken on 18 months or more of the public scrutiny.

"We are here to hope that the justice system will allow him a fair trial, the opportunity to have the facts be heard.

“I think the problem in a case like this, up to this point, is the fact that the emotion of this case has been taken over and common sense has been left outside.”

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In a previous interview, Ms Rotunno said she was “not a woman who has ever subscribed” to the MeToo movement, addng: “I believe women are responsible for the choices that they make.”

Weinstein has already parted ways with more than half a dozen lawyers.

His current team also includes Damon Cheronis and Arthur Aidala, a New York City lawyer whose clients have included rapper 50 Cent, the late Fox News chief, Roger Ailes.

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Weinstein, 67, is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He denies the allegations.

His former attorney, Jose Baez, quit in June citing communication problems with his client and non-payment of fees.

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He and Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan started representing Weinstein in January, when the former movie producer overhauled his legal team for the first time.

His original lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, had lost a hard-fought bid to get the case thrown out.