Watch as Harvey Weinstein appears in court after New York judge overturns rape conviction

Oliver Browning
Wednesday 01 May 2024 20:59 BST

Watch as Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday 1 May.

The 72-year-old is due to appear in state court in Manhattan for the first time since New York’s highest court threw out his 2020 rape conviction last week.

The hearing before Judge Curtis Farber will give prosecutors and Weinstein’s lawyers a chance to address the next steps for the former film mogul, which could include a new trial.

He has been serving a 23-year sentence in a prison in upstate Rome, New York, but is currently at Bellevue Hospital, where he was transferred following last week’s order.

Jurors in Manhattan convicted Weinstein in February 2020 of sexually assaulting former production assistant Miriam Haley in 2006 and of raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

They are among more than 80 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

The conviction included charges of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree rape.

Weinstein, who has denied having non-consensual sexual encounters with anyone, was acquitted on other charges.

Last week, the New York Court of Appeals found that Judge James Burke, who presided over the trial, made a critical mistake by allowing three women to testify about alleged sexual assaults by Weinstein that were not part of the criminal charges against him.

The court said this “prior bad acts” testimony violated his right to a fair trial.

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