Harvey Weinstein: Process continues in March
Harvey Weinstein (66) is being tried. On Thursday, a judge in New York, according to US media reports, rejected the application of Weinstein's legal team to reject the allegations against the former film mogul. Weinstein is charged with sexual assault and rape. It will now continue with a hearing before the court, this will take place on March 7, it is said. The 66-year-old denies the allegations. Another lawsuit was rejected a few weeks ago by a judge.
After the court hearing on Thursday, Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he was confident that the former Hollywood producer would be "completely relieved" in court. Weinstein, who is on bail, was also present, but apparently did not want to comment.
Already since autumn 2017, the ex-film mogul are accused of numerous sexual offenses. Amongst others, many actresses such as Ashley Judd (50), Rose McGowan (45), Angelina Jolie (43) and Gwyneth Paltrow (46) accused Weinstein of having committed sexual assault. Reports published a year ago in The New York Times and The New Yorker, detailing Weinstein's alleged behavior, helped spark the #Metoo movement.