The Latest on a hearing on efforts to recast Harvey Weinstein’s legal team (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

A lawyer for one of the accusers in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case is taking aim at his new counsel’s remarks about the #MeToo movement.

Harvey Weinstein, right, arrives at court for a hearing in his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Harvey Weinstein, right, arrives at court for a hearing in his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Weinstein’s new lawyer, Donna Rotunno, has espoused a philosophy that the movement spurred by revelations about his alleged behavior is overblown and that women are “responsible for the choices they make.”

Attorney Gloria Allred said after Thursday’s pretrial hearing that she agrees women are responsible for their own choices.

But she added: “When will Mr. Weinstein be held responsible for his?”

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019 file photo, Attorney Jose Baez arrives at New York Supreme Court in New York. Baez is going to court Thursday, June 11, to get a judge's permission to leave Harvey Weinstein's defense team. Baez told Judge James Burke in a June 2019 letter that Weinstein has tarnished their relationship by communicating only through other lawyers and by failing to abide by a fee agreement. Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2019 file photo, Attorney Jose Baez arrives at New York Supreme Court in New York. Baez is going to court Thursday, June 11, to get a judge’s permission to leave Harvey Weinstein’s defense team. Baez told Judge James Burke in a June 2019 letter that Weinstein has tarnished their relationship by communicating only through other lawyers and by failing to abide by a fee agreement. Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Rotunno says she chose to represent Weinstein and believes the evidence is “very favorable” toward him.

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10 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives at court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. Weinstein's lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge's permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson's
Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives at court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in New York. Weinstein’s lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge’s permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson’s “dream team” of attorneys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case has been playing out in open court, but two conversations among the judge and lawyers happened in secrecy.

Judge James Burke held the hearing Thursday to approve changes in Weinstein’s defense team and to iron out remaining issues before the Sept. 9 trial.

After approving lawyer Jose Baez’s request to withdraw from the case, Burke called him to the bench for a one-on-one chat that lasted about five minutes.

Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. Weinstein's lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge's permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson's
Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in New York. Weinstein’s lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge’s permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson’s “dream team” of attorneys. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

There was no court reporter present to take a transcript of the conversation.

Later, he called all of the lawyers to the bench for a 10-minute discussion of how they’ll proceed when it comes time for jury selection.

Again there was no court reporter to make a record of the conversation.

Harvey Weinstein, left, and attorney Donna Rotunno arrive at court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019,  in New York. Weinstein's lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge's permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson's
Harvey Weinstein, left, and attorney Donna Rotunno arrive at court for a hearing related to his sexual assault case, Thursday, July 11, 2019, in New York. Weinstein’s lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge’s permission to leave the case, the latest defection from what was once seen as a modern version of O.J. Simpson’s “dream team” of attorneys.
. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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9:55 a.m.

A judge has given the green light to the recasting of Harvey Weinstein’s defense team.

Harvey Weinstein arrived to court in Manhattan Thursday as yet another attorney is requesting to be withdrawn from the former media mogol's sexual assualt case. (July 11)
Harvey Weinstein arrived to court in Manhattan Thursday as yet another attorney is requesting to be withdrawn from the former media mogol’s sexual assualt case. (July 11)

Lawyer Jose Baez asked for permission to leave Weinstein’s sexual assault case.

The judge asked Weinstein on Thursday if that was OK with him. Weinstein replied, “Yes.”

Weinstein is adding two new lawyers who’ve promised Burke that they won’t try to postpone the trial, which starts in September.

Another lawyer bolted in May.

Weinstein ignored journalists’ questions outside the Manhattan courtroom.

Baez is known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony.

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9:25 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein is back in a New York courthouse for a discussion about efforts to recast the defense team handling his sexual assault case.

He arrived Thursday, ignoring journalists’ questions while entering the courtroom.

Lawyer Jose Baez is seeking the judge’s permission to leave the case. Another lawyer bolted in May.

Baez is known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony.

He told Judge James Burke in a letter last month that Weinstein has tarnished their relationship by communicating only through other lawyers and by failing to abide by a fee agreement.

Weinstein is adding two new lawyers who’ve promised Burke that they won’t try to postpone the trial from its scheduled

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1:10 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein is recasting his defense team yet again, this time a mere 60 days before he’s due to stand trial in New York on sexual assault charges.

One lawyer bolted in May amid public backlash and another now says he and Weinstein just couldn’t get along.

Lawyer Jose Baez is going to court Thursday to get a judge’s permission to leave the case.

Baez, known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony, told Judge James Burke in a letter last month that Weinstein has tarnished their relationship by communicating only through other lawyers and by failing to abide by a fee agreement.

Weinstein is adding two new lawyers who’ve promised Burke that they won’t seek to postpone the trial from its scheduled

Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan left in May.

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