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Weinstein Plans His Appeal as Verdict Opens Door to Women

  • Conviction may spur more sex assault victims to trust courts
  • Defense will argue judge was wrong to allow extra witnesses
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WATCH: Weinstein believes he is innocent and that his name will be cleared, according to his lawyer Arthur Aidala.Source: Bloomberg
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Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers lost no time in outlining an appeal of the film producer’s sexual assault conviction, even as the verdict may open the door for more women to trust the courts with their accounts of attacks by powerful men.

The defense will argue that the judge made a bad call in allowing extra witnesses and that the jury was tainted by news of Weinstein’s sex crimes indictment in Los Angeles on the first day of his New York trial, among other errors, his lawyer Arthur Aidala said in an interview.