That would be ArmonkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s David BoiesÃ¢â‚¬â€Al GoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attorney during the 2000 hanging chad chaos (remember that?). Harvey Weinstein, the producer of MooreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s upcoming cinematic slam of the healthcare industry, hired the legal wiz after the U.S. Treasury warned the filmmaker he was under investigation for possibly violating the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba for a visit he made to the island nation in February for his film.
Boies has fired back against the Department, filing a Freedom of Information Act request Ã¢â‚¬Å“for all documents in [the DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s] possession pertaining to the civil investigation launched by the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control,Ã¢â‚¬? according to TheCelebrityCafe.com
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sicko,Ã¢â‚¬? which premieres in Cannes this week, will hit screens here in late June.
Meanwhile, Boies has been involved defending the reputation of another of his high-profile clients, the talk-show host Charlie Rose. Radar Magazine ran a story earlier this year titled, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Toxic Bachelors,Ã¢â‚¬? in which they included anecdotes about Mr. Rose.
Boies sent the following letter to the magazine, which they published in this monthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s issue:
<blockquote><div>I and my firm represent Charlie Rose. It has come to our attention that Radar has published an article about Mr. Rose filled with inaccuracies, including a description that he slid his hand up another manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s skirt and Ã¢â‚¬Å“palmed her buttock like a honeydewÃ¢â‚¬Â¦We demand an immediate retraction.</div></blockquote>
The magÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s response:
<blockquote><div>We double checked with our source and she assures us tat Mr. Rose palmed her buttock very much like a honeydew. If, however, Mr. Rose is quite certain he palmed it in a different manner and you can suggest a more fitting metaphor, we will consider amending the phrase in republished versions of the article.</div></blockquote>
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