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Weinstein Appeals 2020 Rape Conviction to Top NY Court

  • Ex-producer says he was prevented from getting a fair trial
  • Judge improperly allowed other victims to testify, he says
Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein appealed his 2020 rape and sexual assault conviction to New York’s highest court, arguing his trial judge unfairly permitted prosecutors to introduce testimony about prior incidents of alleged sexual misconduct not charged in the indictment.

In a filing Tuesday with the New York Court of Appeals, Weinstein also argued he was prevented from testifying in his own defense because prosecutors would have then put in evidence of 28 alleged prior incidents and purported “brutish behavior” going back some 30 years.