He's on the OFFENSE.
On Tuesday, one day after Harvey Weinstein's rep denied that he groped a model over the weekend, celebrity lawyer Mark Jay Heller has released a statement on the alleged victim's (22-year-old Ambra Battilana) behalf.
If the name sounds familiar, Mark has been heavily involved with the Lohan girls and their legal battles over the years.
[ Related: Harvey Questioned By Police For Groping A Model In NYC ]
Basically, the statement is aggressive in its defense of the model, and it's made quite CLEAR that the suit is not motivated by blackmail.
Read the powerful response (below)!
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Model Jessica White is set to appear in court on May 7th to fight misdemeanor charges that she repeatedly hit a woman in the face while waiting for a cab last October.
The Manhattan prosecutors' office offered her a plea deal that included two days community service and two days of anger management in return to pleading guilty to disorderly conduct, but no dice.
Jessica and her attorney believe they can win the case by having 3 friends testify and a security video that supports her side of the story.
Mark Jay Heller said his client's accuser Vanessa Kia is a "nasty angry person", adding:
"This woman threw herself at [White's] group, and started pushing and fighting with them. It's really horrifying that taxpayer money is really being wasted on this. The video shows she was running after my client from behind. She recognized she was Jessica White, and was shouting, 'You're a celebrity. I'm going to take you down.'"
Sounds like pretty damning evidence.
[Image via DJDM/WENN.]
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As we mentioned on Tuesday, model Jessica White was arrested over the weekend after repeatedly punching 28 year old Vanessa Kian on a street corner in New York.
But according to her lawyer Mark Jay Heller, she was provoked after Klan "hit" her shoulder.
Heller wouldn't go into detail on how Jessica was "hit", but it still doesn't excuse her from going all Naomi Campbell on the girl.
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]
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