Stupid is as stupid does: Weinstein hires new lawyer, who will attack his accusers

Patricia Glaser, Esq., who is sworn to file no pleading unless in good faith

Patricia Glaser, Esq., who is sworn to file no pleading unless in good faith

Weinstein flees to Europe, but not before hiring a lawyer who promises to discredit the women who claim to be victims of sexual abuse.

I can't claim to have ever been a genius legal tactician, but I was pretty good at big-picture strategy, and the idea of going after a roster of Hollywood stars and low-level, young staffers, all of whom tell the same story, is incredibly stupid. There's no place for strategy here: the war is lost, but dumb tactics will only make the post-war damages worse. Tormenting women who were forced to watch Harvey ejaculate on potted plants? You really want to cross examine a victim on that?

Weinstein's new lawyer, Patricia Glaser, is supposed to be a "top lawyer" — I'd call her a dim-witted, unscrupulous tactician, who'll do anything for a fee, and she brings to mind this lawyer joke:

"Did you know that they're replacing lab rats with lawyers?"

"No, why is that?"

"Well, they're easier to train, the lab researchers don't grow fond of them, and there are some things a rat just won't do."