Damaged-down Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, now in prison after being convicted of sex crimes, on Tuesday sued the U.S. industry of Fiat Chrysler Vehicles over a 2019 crash whereby he flipped a Jeep Wrangler whereas making an try to abet far off from a deer.

Weinstein is searching for $5 million in damages, saying the Aug. 17, 2019 accident in Bedford, New York, about 40 miles north of Large apple, left him “catastrophically injured and rendered jumpy” with “fundamental and persevering with conscious inconvenience and struggling” from what his legal unswerving known as “excessive spine and assist injuries.”

In response to the complaint filed in a New York express courtroom in Large apple, Weinstein became as soon as carrying his seatbelt when the brakes on the 2017 Wrangler failed as he approached the deer, causing a rollover.

Weinstein talked about the defendant FCA US LLC, now owned by Stellantis, had supplied him the “unreasonably unhealthy” automobile in alternate for product placement in one of his films.

“We intend to vigorously defend our product against these claims,” Stellantis talked about in an announcement.

Gary Kavulich, a legal unswerving for Weinstein, disputed press stories suggesting his consumer became as soon as unhurt, saying Weinstein urged authorities he became as soon as hurt on the time of the accident.

“He is in constant inconvenience, it be debilitating,” Kavulich talked about in an announcement, including that negotiations with FCA to avert a lawsuit “went on for months and months.”

Weinstein, 70, is serving a 23-300 and sixty five days prison sentence following his February 2020 jury conviction in Large apple for sexual assault and rape.

A New York express appeals courtroom upheld the conviction on Thursday.

The case stays the ideally suited-profile trial in the #MeToo motion against sexual misconduct by distinguished men.

Weinstein underwent assist surgical scheme in December 2019, and previous a walker all around the trial.

He is searching ahead to trial in Los Angeles on other alleged sex crimes from 2004 to 2013, and has pleaded no longer guilty. Weinstein has denied any non-consensual sexual encounters.