1. Various of Harvey Weinstein and his legal team making their way through hallway
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein's lawyer:
"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."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein's lawyer:
"The story that has been told up to this point has been very one-sided and I can promise you that there is a truth that you have not reported on. We are here to uncover that truth. Over the course of the next several weeks, and as this trial progresses."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein's lawyer:
"I think it's going to be obvious that the relationships had with women in this case were quite consensual and we have a lot of documentation to back those things up."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donna Rotunno, Harvey Weinstein's lawyer:
"Those are my initial impressions, absolutely. I believe he has been railroaded. I believe that movements allow emotions to take over and they're devoid of facts and evidence. And I absolutely believe that to be the case."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Gloria Allred, Attorney for Weinstein accuser:
"I agree that women are responsible for their own choices. But when will Mr. Weinstein be held responsible for his? Mr. Weinstein removed these women's ability to choose if he forced himself on them. If the jury believes that Mr. Weinstein did force himself on women, then the jury should hold him responsible for that. No woman should be shamed into thinking a sexual assault was her fault or her choice. Many accusers allege that Mr. Weinstein lured them to his hotel room under false pretenses, that he wanted to assist them in their careers. I challenge Mr. Weinstein to testify under oath and deny this."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Gloria Allred, Attorney for Weinstein accuser:
"I would also like to remind Ms. Rotunno that Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a woman who went to his hotel room. That proves that when a woman goes to a man's hotel room, it does not give him a license to rape and then blame the victim because she went to his hotel room."
With one lawyer bolting amid public backlash and another saying he and his client just couldn't get along, Harvey Weinstein is recasting his defense team yet again.
Donna Rotunno, Weinstein's new lawyer, says the story told up to this point has been one-sided. Rotunno made the remarks following a pretrial hearing Thursday in Manhattan.
"We are here to uncover that truth. Over the course of the next several weeks, and as this trial progresses, you will hear things about multiple conversations and e-mails had that will lead you to believe that the facts reported up to this point are not the full story," she said outside the courthouse.
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.
Lawyer Jose Baez, who's known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony, asked for permission to leave Weinstein's sexual assault case at an earlier hearing.
The judge asked Weinstein if that was OK with him and Weinstein replied, "Yes" to which the court gave the green light.
Weinstein, who ignored journalists' questions outside the Manhattan courtroom, is adding two new lawyers, Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis, both of Chicago. The lawyers have promised the judge that they won't seek to postpone the trial from its scheduled Sept. 9 start.
Rotunno has espoused a philosophy that the #metoo movement, spurred by revelations about Weinstein's alleged behavior, is overblown.
"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," she said.
Weinstein's new lawyers join Arthur Aidala, a New York City lawyer whose clients have included rapper 50 Cent, former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and the late Fox News chief, Roger Ailes.