Three years ago, former film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a long sentence in New York, was involved in a car accident. Now he wants compensation from the manufacturer.

Convicted sex offender and former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is suing Chrysler for millions in damages over a car accident.

The Jeep incident in August 2019 “catastrophically injured and paralyzed” the now 70-year-old, who is currently serving a long sentence, according to a complaint by Weinstein’s lawyers. They want five million dollars (4.65 million euros) from the carmaker.

The document, dated Tuesday, said the car that Weinstein was given to use in one of his films did not meet the necessary safety standards. According to Weinstein, the car’s brakes failed while trying to avoid an animal on the road north of New York. As a result, he rolled over in his car and later had to have an operation on his back. At his trial a few months later in New York, Weinstein appeared with a walker.

Allegations against Weinstein from more than 80 women accusing him of sexual abuse sparked the global MeToo movement in 2017. The producer of films such as “The English Patient”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Good Will Hunting” or “Gangs of New York” was finally sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York. Weinstein is currently in jail in New York awaiting trial.