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Judge Refuses to Push Back Weinstein's LA Trial

His lawyers cite film release, urge judge to help him get new teeth

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's Los Angeles trial will begin in less than six weeks despite arguments from his defense that an upcoming film could prejudice the jury against him. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench rejected an attempt to delay the trial because of She Said, a biographical drama about...

Harvey Weinstein Now Faces Charges in UK

Indecent assault charges follow Metropolitan Police investigation

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein has a very long prison sentence to serve, but there's still a chance he might travel internationally: Prosecutors in Britain say they have authorized the Metropolitan Police to charge the former movie producer with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in 1996, CNN reports. Crown...

Harvey Weinstein Makes His Case for New Trial
Harvey Weinstein's Appeal
Doesn't Go His Way

Harvey Weinstein's Appeal Doesn't Go His Way

New York appellate court upholds sex crimes convictions

(Newser) - Update: A New York appellate court on Thursday upheld Harvey Weinstein's rape and sex crimes convictions, Fox News reports. The five-judge panel's ruling was unanimous. Per CNN , Weinstein's rep said his legal team is "disappointed, but not surprised. We are reviewing all of our options and...

Harvey Weinstein 'Sincerely Sorry' About Contraband Candy

Jail suspects lawyer slipped him Milk Duds

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's attorneys are now having their legal binders and laptop bags searched after an alleged attempt to smuggle contraband candy to their client. According to Los Angeles Country jail records seen by Variety , the convicted rapist was reprimanded by guards after they found Milk Duds on him after...

McGowan's Suit Against Weinstein Dismissed

Racketeering lawsuit said former producer tried to discredit actress before her memoir was published

(Newser) - Rose McGowan's racketeering lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed, apparently because she missed a filing deadline. The suit accused the former movie mogul of trying to discredit McGowan before the publication of her memoir , which was to include her account of being sexually assaulted by Weinstein in 1997,...

Elijah Wood: LOTR Orc Was Modeled on Harvey Weinstein

Peter Jackson and the producer apparently didn't part ways pleasantly

(Newser) - If you thought one of the orcs in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings looked familiar, you were probably right: Elijah Wood revealed this week that one of them was modeled after Harvey Weinstein. "I think that is OK to talk about now," since Weinstein is in...

Judge Tosses Count Against Weinstein

Prosecutors might be able to make charge stick by refiling

(Newser) - A Los Angeles judge on Thursday dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a minor and possibly temporary victory. At a hearing with the 69-year-old Weinstein in the courtroom, Judge Lisa Lench agreed with his defense attorneys that a...

Weinstein Enters Plea in LA
Weinstein Enters Plea in LA

Weinstein Enters Plea in LA

Former movie mogul arraigned after being extradited from New York

(Newser) - After being taken across the country from his New York prison cell to a Los Angeles courtroom, Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 11 counts of sexual assault. New York state had turned Weinstein over to California authorities on Tuesday after he lost a court battle opposing extradition. The...

Weinstein Heads to LA After Losing Extradition Fight

Former producer faces trial there on 11 sexual assault counts

(Newser) - New York prison officials handed over convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein to be taken to California on Tuesday to face additional sexual assault charges, ending the former movie producer's protracted fight to delay his extradition. Weinstein, 69, was released by the New York State corrections department around 9:30am, a...

Harvey Weinstein Is Going Back to California

He loses battle against extradition from NY

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein, once one of Hollywood's most powerful figures, will be returning to Los Angeles as a prisoner. The 69-year-old has lost his battle to delay extradition to California and will soon be returned to the state to face sex-crimes charges, Los Angeles Times reports. He was indicted by...

Weinstein Fights Extradition
Harvey Weinstein
Fights Extradition

Harvey Weinstein Fights Extradition

His lawyer wants to delay it so disgraced movie mogul can take care of medical issues

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer on Monday challenged his extradition from New York to California, where the imprisoned movie mogul faces rape and sexual assault charges in a newly revealed indictment. Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case delayed a decision on extradition for Weinstein, 69, who appeared via video from the...

Harvey Weinstein Sick in Prison, Rep Won&#39;t Say if It&#39;s COVID
Signs Point
to COVID for

Signs Point to COVID for Weinstein

Disgraced film mogul is running a fever in prison, but rep won't confirm or deny if he has COVID

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein has taken ill in his western New York prison, and signs are pointing to a possible COVID-19 infection. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the 68-year-old is "doing poorly" at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, and that after coming down with a 101-degree fever, he received a...

It's Not Over: More Bad News for Harvey Weinstein

2 more women accuse the former movie mogul of rape

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with the rape of two more women, Los Angeles County prosecutors said, per the AP . Weinstein was charged with three counts of rape and three counts of forcible oral copulation involving the two women, the district attorney's office said. A criminal complaint alleges Weinstein...

Queen Revokes Honor for Weinstein
Queen Revokes
Honor for Weinstein 

Queen Revokes Honor for Weinstein

Imprisoned mogul was recognized by British film industry in 2004

(Newser) - Britain on Friday stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the UK film industry. Weinstein, 68, was given the honor in 2004, the AP reports. The 68-year-old former Hollywood producer was convicted earlier this year of rape and sexual assault against two women and...

Ashley Judd Wins Appeal in Harvey Weinstein Case

Court says there was 'inherent power imbalance' in producer-actor relationship

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has confirmed what actresses have been saying since the dawn of the movie industry—there is an "inherent power imbalance" in the relationship between performers and producers. The ruling allows Ashley Judd to proceed with her sexual harassment case against Harvey Weinstein, which a lower...

Judge Chucks Out Weinstein Settlement

Millions would have gone toward Weinstein's legal fees

(Newser) - A federal judge has chucked out a proposed settlement for Harvey Weinstein's accusers, saying it was "obnoxious" that millions of dollars would go toward legal fees for Weinstein, his brother Bob, and other members of The Weinstein Company's board. Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District...

Weinstein Victims at Odds Over $18.8M Settlement

Lawyer for one group says agreement is 'a complete sellout'

(Newser) - Nine women who accused the Weinstein Company of a hostile work environment, in which they were forced to facilitate Harvey Weinstein's sexual conquests , have reached a settlement of $18.8 million. A victims' compensation fund is to be distributed among "women who experienced a hostile work environment, sexual...

Weinstein Accused of Raping Teen
Weinstein Accused
of Raping Teen

Weinstein Accused of Raping Teen

Plus 3 more newly alleged rapes

(Newser) - Four new rape accusations against Harvey Weinstein have emerged in a lawsuit, Variety reports. The accusers allege the movie mogul sexually assaulted them between 1984 and 2013; one of them says she was about 17 years old when Weinstein invited her to his hotel room to talk about her potential...

Prosecutors Add Felony Charge to Weinstein Case

California officials say they'll keep adding counts if new allegations surface

(Newser) - Los Angeles County prosecutors have added another charge, felony sexual battery by restraint, to their case against Harvey Weinstein. They said the charge involves a 2010 attack at a Beverly Hills hotel, NBC reports. The victim had been interviewed last year, prosecutors said, and provided information in March confirming that...

Report: Weinstein Has Recovered From COVID-19
Harvey Weinstein
Is Out of Quarantine

Harvey Weinstein Is Out of Quarantine

Spokesman says he is not showing COVID-19 symptoms

(Newser) - Coronavirus deaths in New York state are continuing to climb—but Harvey Weinstein apparently won't be among them. A spokesman says the inmate, who was reportedly infected weeks ago , is not showing COVID-19 symptoms and is out of quarantine, Fox reports. "As of now, it’s been 14...

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