Court proceedings against Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein for allegations of rape and several other sexual offenses have been set for October 10, 2022.
In a downtown hearing with Weinstein, LA Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench marked the start date of the jury trial, ‘Deadline’ reports.
Once the jury members are selected, the proceedings are expected to take about two months. A Harvey Weinstein spokesman told Deadline: “We have four months to prepare and we’re ready to face it and conquer it.”
Seeing 140 years behind bars if convicted, Weinstein faces grand jury indictments of four counts of rape, four counts of forced oral sex, one count of sexual penetration by use of force, as well as one count of sexual battery by restraint. facing. xual battery in incidents involving five women in LA County over a nine-year period.
Last year, one of Harvey Weinstein’s West Coast attorneys, Mark Worksman, declared that materials submitted to a grand jury by the office of LA County DA George Gascon in the summer of 2021 were “weak and inadequate. Despite multiple proposals by the defendants.” , the judge has rejected all attempts to dismiss or reduce the case.
“Deadline” further states that Weinstein, who is currently at DTLA’s Twin Towers Correctional Facility, recently r*pe in Manhattan and New York State 2020 sentencing his appeal on sexual assault charges to five- was unanimously rejected by the panel of judges.
apart from this, weinstein In August 1996, a woman in London was killed on 8 June by UK authorities in two counts of indecent assault. It is still unclear how and when the once-rising Mughals will actually face British justice as their sentences and trials piled up.
First charged and arrested for rape in May 2018 after the New York Times in October 2017 detailed disclosure of decades of abuse and alleged assaults by Weinstein, the producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison two years earlier. After a lengthy legal battle on the courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, Weinstein was kicked out of LA on July 20 last year.
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