Harvey Weinstein and his criminal defence lawyer Ben Brafman have parted ways.
The 66-year-old film producer - who is in the midst of a rape and sexual assault case - and the attorney have ended their professional relationship in amicable fashion, and Brafman has pledged to co-operate fully with Weinstein's new legal team.
They said in a joint statement: "Both parties have agreed to part ways amicably, and Mr. Brafman has agreed to co-operate fully with new counsel for Mr. Weinstein so as to ensure an orderly transition."
Weinstein - who is reported to have clashed with Brafman over the strategy for his case - will soon announce his new legal team.
The disgraced movie mogul is facing allegations he sexually assaulted production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and that he raped another woman in a hotel in Manhattan in 2013.