FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein departs New York Prison Court docket 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
July 21, 2021
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not responsible on Wednesday in Los Angeles to costs of rape and sexual assault, prosecutors stated.
Weinstein, 69, arrived at Los Angeles Superior Court docket for his first look there in a wheelchair after being extradited from New York on Tuesday the place he was serving 23 years in jail for rape and different intercourse crimes.
In Los Angeles he faces 11 costs of attacking 5 girls between 2004 to 2013. They embrace forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of power. If convicted, Weinstein may spend the remainder of his life in jail.
After getting into his not responsible plea by his legal professional on Wednesday, Weinstein was ordered to stay in jail till the following listening to on July 29, the Los Angeles District Legal professional’s workplace stated in an announcement.
Weinstein has denied having nonconsensual intercourse with anybody and is interesting his New York conviction and sentence.
He had been preventing extradition on medical grounds, citing diabetes and cardiac, again and eyesight issues.
Weinstein was one of the crucial 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 films included “Shakespeare in Love” and “Pulp Fiction.” His movie studio filed for chapter in March 2018.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine and Jill Serjeant; modifying by Grant McCool)