(CNN)In an apparent effort to clear his name, Harvey Weinstein sent emails to several individuals about the criminal case against him in New York.
“I’ve had one hell of a year… the worst nightmare of my life. As you can see from these articles, the police have played a very difficult role in my investigation. All 3 police officers have either been retired, or repositioned from the SVU,” Weinstein wrote. “The articles are self explanatory, but I’d like to speak to you on the phone if you have some time. There is more to this story…I appreciate your confidentiality. Have a read of these articles. I wish I didn’t have to ask, but I’d be very appreciative of your time. Best, Harvey.”
CNN was unable to confirm what articles Weinstein referenced in his message.
Juda Engelmayer, a publicist for Weinstein’s attorney Ben Brafman, told CNN that Weinstein sent six to eight emails to “friends” this week but did not specify who the recipients were.
“As more information has been coming out that suggests that many of the original narrative were not completely accurate and combined with the difficulty in getting the narrative out, Harvey on his own initiative wrote letters to friends of his,” Engelmayer said.
Weinstein’s goal, Engelmayer added, was to urge the recipients “to take a deeper look into the stories, into the history of it and properly vet what they are hearing and what they’ve heard.”
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has petitioned for the case to be dropped.
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