The suit also stated that Weinstein was “properly wearing [his] seat belt” and “suffered catastrophic, permanent paralyzing injuries, as well as significant and continuing conscious pain and suffering,” during the accident.
Reports from various media outlets say that FCA had lent the vehicle to Weinstein at the time, in order to get product placement in one of his film productions. The suit also claims that FCA didn’t “ensure that the vehicle was in a reasonably safe condition.”
The accident happened only a few weeks before the start of the producer’s sexual assault trial in Manhattan Supreme Court. Weinstein underwent back surgery in December 2019 and was seen with a walker and sitting in a wheelchair for parts of his trial.
The trial ultimately resulted in a 23-year prison sentence for Weinstein, after a jury convicted him of sexual assault and rape charges. Weinstein who is 70-years-old is currently incarcerated in a prison in California where he is awaiting another trial for alleged sexual assault against other five women.