Monday, 19 November, 2018


Weinstein pleads not guilty

Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan court on Tuesday Film producer Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan court on Tuesday
Conrad Doyle | 09 June, 2018, 03:05

Dressed in a dark suit, the 66-year-old Weinstein ignored crowds as he entered the courtroom with attorney Benjamin Brafman.

If convicted on the most serious charges, Weinstein could face between five and 25 years in prison.

Brafman suggested that in the coming weeks he would make motions to dismiss the case due to statutes of limitations and "conduct by the grand jury".

More than 80 women, including prominent Hollywood celebrities such as Gywneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Uma Thurman and Asia Argento, have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape with some allegations dating back to decades.

After Weinstein pled not guilty, Brafman addressed the court. Appearing on "TODAY" this morning for her first televised interview since coming forward with her own allegations against Harvey Weinstein previous year, and the Oscar-winning actress offered a hopeful, if pragmatic answer as to how she felt seeing the former producer arrested and arraigned late last month.

"The arrest and indictment of Mr. Weinstein is gratifying to the investigators who have spent countless hours laboring to find the truth", Boyce said.

"Weinstein had until recently seemed untouchable, harnessing his wealth and his influence in the movie industry to intimidate women out of speaking publicly and, only three years ago, withstand an investigation into groping allegations", the NYT report said.

Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City. The other accuser, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein carrying out a sexual assault in 2004. The accusations gave rise to the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein Co. had objected to the suits proceeding in NY district court, saying they would distract the company from an "efficient and orderly liquidation process". Boyce told ABC News.

Weinstein remains free on $1 million bail. He went to Arizona for sex addiction therapy. Nothing about today's proceedings changes Mr Weinstein's position.

London's Metropolitan Police and Los Angeles prosecutors have said they are reviewing accusations of sexual assault against him.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is now reviewing five investigations into the 66-year-old - two brought by Beverly Hills police and three that were investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Robbery-Homicide Division. The Los Angeles Police Department opened a criminal investigation for alleged rape, and NY and London police are investigating other sexual assault allegations.

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