The disgraced former mogul is slated to go on trial in May. It remains unclear who he will hire to replace his departed lawyer.
Harvey Weinstein and his high-powered criminal defense lawyer Ben Brafman have officially parted ways.
“Mr. Weinstein has authorized Mr. Brafman to formally notify Judge Burke of his decision to withdraw as counsel for Mr. Weinstein in connection with all legal matters currently pending,” Weinstein spokesman Juda Engelmayer said in a statement.
Brafman must remain on the sex-assault case until Justice James Burke signs off on the separation.
“Both parties have agreed to part ways amicably, and Mr. Brafman has agreed to cooperate fully with new counsel for Mr. Weinstein so as to ensure an orderly transition,” the statement continues.