BREAKING NEWS: Harvey Weinstein, 69, appeals his rape conviction, claiming he did not get a good trial as a result of the jury convicted his ‘character and never his conduct’
- Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years behind bars on March 11, 2020
- He was convicted of third diploma rape and first diploma sexual assault relating to 2 incidents involving Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann
- He was cleared of three different expenses that associated to the identical incidents
- He says that it was unfair different ladies, and accusers, have been allowed to offer proof
- Due to that, his attorneys say the jury centered on his status and character as an alternative of the info of the case
- They filed a 166-page attraction in court docket in New York on Monday
Harvey Weinstein has filed an attraction on his rape and intercourse crimes conviction, claiming he did not obtain a good trial.
The disgraced film mogul’s lawyer filed a 166-page attraction in Manhattan on Monday, wherein they claimed the decide allowed an excessive amount of testimony about Weinstein’s status and character.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in jail. He’s already 69 and, as his legal professionals routinely identified in the course of the trial, ill.
Weinstein was convicted of one depend of felony sexual assault within the first diploma and one depend of rape within the third diploma final February. He was cleared of three different expenses. He was sentenced on March 11.
‘Merely put, the prosecution tried Weinstein’s character, not his conduct,’ his attorneys mentioned of their attraction on Monday.
They are saying the jury ignored the info of the case, focusing as an alternative on the general public persona of Weinstein that had been created, and that the incidents themselves have been ‘indisputably’ consensual.
Harvey Weinstein together with his walker at court docket in February final 12 months. He has filed an attraction on his rape and intercourse crimes conviction, claiming he did not obtain a good trial
Weinstein was convicted of raping Jessica Mann (left) and forcibly performing oral intercourse on Mimi Haleyi (proper). Each ladies agreed to be recognized as a part of the case and so they each gave proof
In addition they argue that it was unfair for the court docket to not rule out a juror who had written a ebook about predatory older males and youthful ladies, who Weinstein’s crew had objected to.
‘Harvey Weinstein’s alleged conduct towards ladies within the movie business grew to become a trigger celebre in 2017.
‘Advocacy journalists printed many unvetted allegations towards Mr. Weinstein; inside months, a brand new motion was spawned, recognized beneath the meme, #MeToo.
‘The overwhelming majority of the allegations described socalled inappropriate, however noncriminal conduct.
‘Because of this, Mr. Weinstein was in the end fired from the corporate he constructed, and people who declare they have been victimized by sexual importunities are suing for monetary compensation.
‘A person who as soon as stood as a large in Hollywood is now scorned and handled as a pariah,’ his attorneys wrote.
Weinstein was placed on trial for alleged crimes towards two completely different ladies; Jessica Mann, who mentioned he raped her in a Manhattan lodge room in 2013, and Mimi Haleyi, who mentioned he forcibly carried out oral intercourse on her in 2006.
These have been the one allegations that have been prosecuted however dozens extra ladies have publicly alleged he sexually assaulted or harassed them.
On the trial, different ladies whose claims weren’t being prosecuted have been invited to offer proof.
That included Annabella Sciorra, who mentioned Weinstein raped her in her condominium within the early Nineteen Nineties.
Her claims fell exterior of New York’s statute of limitations so was not included.