French actress Juliette Binoche went on to share she "never had problems" with the disgraced movie mogul when they worked together

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February 07, 2019 10:58 AM

Juliette Binoche believes Harvey Weinstein has experienced enough trial in the court of public opinion — and that it’s now time to move on, and let “justice” prevail.

“I’m trying to put my feet in his shoes. He’s had enough, I think,” the Oscar-winning actress, 54, remarked at a news conference on Thursday at the Berlin Film Festival, where she’s serving as president of the international jury, according to Variety.

“A lot of people have expressed themselves. Now justice has to do its work,” she added.

The French actress, who has appeared in two films produced by Weinstein — Chocolat (2000) and The English Patient (1996) — went on to share she never personally experienced any misconduct at the hands of the disgraced movie mogul.

“I never had problems with him, but I could see that he had problems,” continued Binoche, before mentioning how skilled Weinstein was at his job. “As a producer he was wonderful, most of the time. I think he was a great producer. That we shouldn’t forget, even though it’s been difficult for some directors and actors and especially actresses.”

“I just want to say peace to his mind and let justice do what it needs to do,” she concluded.

Juliette Binoche and Harvey Weinstein
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Over 60 women have lodged sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of allegations in detailed, Pulitzer-prize winning articles in late 2017.

Last May, Weinstein was indicted on multiple rape charges in the first and third degrees as well as a criminal sexual act in the first degree in New York City. He pled not guilty in early June and is free on a $1 million bail with GPS monitoring, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Weinstein surrendered to New York authorities in May. He was arrested and charged with allegedly raping a woman and forcing another to perform oral sex, police sources previously confirmed to PEOPLE.

He was also charged with criminal sex act in the first-degree in connection with an alleged 2004 sexual assault on aspiring actress Lucia Evans. (Evans has agreed to be publicly named).

Juliette Binoche
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Weinstein faces several civil cases, as well. Last October, he was accused of sexually assaulting a Polish model over a 10-year period beginning in 2002 when she was a 16-year-old aspiring actress — a claim that his civil attorney called “preposterous.” Weinstein is also the defendant in a class action lawsuit in which multiple women have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Earlier this year, Weinstein hired high-profile criminal defense attorney Jose Baez to serve as his lead counsel to defend him against multiple sexual assault charges. Baez will work with Ronald S. Sullivan, a Harvard Law professor. Both also used to work for one of Weinstein’s most prominent accusers, Rose McGowan.

“Mr. Weinstein steadfastly maintained his innocence in this matter,” Baez previously PEOPLE in a statement. “We are looking forward to assisting him with his defense.”

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