Harvey Weinstein loses enchantment of rape conviction in NY case

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Disgraced former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who inadvertently spearheaded the #MeToo motion when many years of sexual abuse allegations towards him got here to mild 5 years in the past, misplaced his enchantment Thursday on a rape conviction and jail sentence stemming from a New York case.    

The ruling issued Thursday by a five-judge panel in New York’s intermediate state appeals court docket rejected the previous movie producer’s claims that the choose on the landmark #MeToo trial prejudiced him by permitting ladies to testify about allegations that weren’t a part of the prison case. 

The choice affirmed the milestone verdict in America’s reckoning with sexual misconduct by highly effective figures — an period that started with a flood of allegations towards Weinstein. 

FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein listens in court during a pre-trial hearing for Weinstein, who was extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face sex-related charges in Los Angeles, on July 29, 2021. (Photo by ETIENNE LAURENT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

FILE – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein listens in court docket throughout a pre-trial listening to for Weinstein, who was extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face sex-related expenses in Los Angeles, on July 29, 2021. (Photograph by ETIENNE LAURENT/POOL/AFP through Getty Photographs)
(ETIENNE LAURENT/POOL/AFP through Getty Photographs)

Weinstein, 70, is jailed in California, the place he was extradited final 12 months and is awaiting trial on expenses alleging that he assaulted 5 ladies in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills from 2004 to 2013.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S LOS ANGELES SEX CRIMES TRIAL WON’T INCLUDE DARYL HANNAH, ROSE MCGOWAN

In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, in New York. 

On this Feb. 21, 2020 file photograph, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court docket as jury deliberations proceed in his rape trial, in New York. 
(AP Photograph/Richard Drew, File)

Weinstein was convicted in New York in February 2020 of a prison intercourse act for forcibly performing oral intercourse on a TV and movie manufacturing assistant in 2006 and rape within the third diploma for an assault on an aspiring actress in 2013. 

He was acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault stemming from actor Annabella Sciorra’s allegations of a mid-Nineteen Nineties rape.

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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