FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein departs New York Felony Courtroom following one other day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial within the Manhattan borough of New York Metropolis, New York, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Image
July 20, 2021
By Jill Serjeant
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was extradited from New York to Los Angeles on Tuesday to face trial on rape and sexual assault costs.
Weinstein was convicted in New York in February 2020 for sexual assault and rape and was sentenced to 23 years in jail.
In Los Angeles, he’s wished for trial on 11 costs of attacking 5 girls from 2004 to 2013.
The Los Angeles costs embody forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of pressure. If convicted, Weinstein may spend the remainder of his life in jail.
Los Angeles police stated Weinstein had arrived in Los Angeles and “after being medically cleared for reserving, he can be booked into custody with LA County Sheriffs.”
No date was given for his first look in courtroom.
Weinstein, 69, is interesting his New York conviction and sentence, and has denied having nonconsensual intercourse with anybody.
He had been preventing extradition on medical grounds, citing diabetes and cardiac, again and eyesight issues.
“We can be preventing in order that Harvey can obtain his wanted medical care and naturally, in order that he might be handled pretty. Due course of, presumption of innocence and a good trial are all nonetheless his proper,” his spokesman Juda Engelmayer stated in a press release on Tuesday.
Weinstein was one of the vital highly effective film and TV producers in Hollywood earlier than allegations by greater than 80 girls of sexual misconduct in 2017 led to felony costs and fueled the broader #MeToo motion.
He co-founded the Miramax movie studio, whose hit motion pictures included “Shakespeare in Love” and “Pulp Fiction.” His personal eponymous movie studio filed for chapter in March 2018.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Jonathan Allen; Modifying by Howard Goller and Rosalba O’Brien)