Blair Berk – Hollywood Criminal Defense Attorney

Jan 25, 2023

New Thinking No Holding Back podcast

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Susan Estrich

Lawyer, professor, author & political commentator

In this episode we discuss:

Content warning: discussions of rape and sexual assault throughout.

US legal heavyweight Blair Berk is a criminal defense attorney to many Hollywood celebrities, such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Mel Gibson, and Cameron Diaz. Blair regularly finds herself involved in some of the US’ most media-intensive cases. Susan and Blair discuss Harvey Weinstein and the charges brought against him and deep dive more generally into what constitutes rape today. They chew over the changes in perception and legal understanding of the issue and whether courtrooms have had to adapt to the difficulty surrounding rape and sexual harassment.

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