New York Times fires Boies Schiller over Weinstein role: ‘We should have been treated better’

The New York Times has ended its relationship with David Boies as firm faces questions over role for Weinstein

David Boies

UPDATE: The New York Times said on Tuesday night that it had “terminated its relationship” with Boies Schiller Flexner. The paper’s statement said in part: “We never contemplated that the law firm would contract with an intelligence firm to conduct a secret spying operation aimed at our reporting and our reporters. Such an operation is reprehensible, and the Boies firm must have known that its existence would have been material to our decision whether to continue using the firm. Whatever legalistic arguments and justifications can be made, we should have been treated better by a firm that we trusted.”

In a message to lawyers and employees at his firm on Tuesday, David Boies said Harvey Weinstein is no longer a client, and that Boies “would never knowingly participate in an effort to intimidate or silence women or anyone else”.

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