justice rejects the former producer's appeal after he was convicted of sexual assault and rape

justice rejects the former producer’s appeal after he was convicted of sexual assault and rape


Harvey Weinstein was sentenced in 2021 to 23 years in prison for sexual assault in 2006 and rape in 2013..

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Call rejected for fallen Hollywood film producer. In a unanimous decision, five New York Court of Appeal judges on Thursday, June 2, dismissed the appeal.Harvey Weinstein, sentenced in 2020 to 23 years in prison for sexual assault in 2006 and rape in 2013.

The call was announced in February 2020, but formed only in April 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The defense argued that the jury at the time in Manhattan court was influenced by the trial of women who were not part of the indictment. The judges rejected these elements, believing that these witnesses had brought to justice the “useful information” allowing jurors to “fully understand the dynamics” which operated between Harvey Weinstein and his victims.

Current Manhattan Attorney Alvin Bragg, successor to Judge Cyrus Vance who prosecuted Harvey Weinstein, said “Satisfied with today’s decision upholding a major conviction that has changed the way prosecutors and courts approach the complexity of prosecuting sexual predators”.

The 70-year-old is currently being held in a California prison where he is awaiting a new trial for alleged sexual assault on five women. He will plead not guilty and has always claimed that his victims were consenting. In all, some 90 women accused Harvey Weinstein of harassment or sexual assault.



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