New York, July 12 -- Harvey Weinstein has responded to his former lawyer's comment that leaving the disgraced movie mogul's sexual assault case was like winning the lottery.

A judge Thursday approved a swap that saw lawyers Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis join Weinstein's defense team and lawyer Jose Baez leave.

Afterward, Baez said: "I feel like I won the lottery. Just kidding."

Weinstein responded through his spokesman, saying: "With a lawyer like Donna Rotunno, I feel like I'm the one who won the lottery."

Rotunno is a #MeToo critic. She's espoused a philosophy that the movement is overblown and that women are "responsible for the choices they make."

Baez is known for representing high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony. He to...