Monday, August 26, 2019

Weinstein denies fresh charges of sexual assault

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to a new charge ahead of his upcoming trial.

Weinstein, who is accused of rape and predatory sexual assault, entered his plea today in a New York state court in Manhattan.

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has accused Weinstein of having sexually assaulted two women, in 2006 and 2013.

Prosecutors revealed in court papers earlier this month that they would seek to bring a new indictment to allow jurors to hear testimony from a third woman who has said Weinstein raped her in 1993.


Weinstein, 67, faces a September 9 trial date in New York state court in Manhattan.

Once among Hollywood's most powerful producers, Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to five criminal charges in the earlier indictment, including rape and predatory sexual assault.

He could face a life sentence if convicted.

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