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Prosecutors consider new charges after ‘more victims come forward’…

DISGRACED movie mogul Harvey Weinstein may face new charges as more accusers are coming forward.

Prosecutors informed Judge Curtis Farber they may seek a new criminal indictment with additional charges against Weinstein, who appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday.

Harvey Weinstein was back in Manhattan court on Wednesday after his 2020 convictions were overturnedCredit: Getty
Weinstein, sitting with one of his lawyers, is set for a retrial in Manhattan in September3

Weinstein, sitting with one of his lawyers, is set for a retrial in Manhattan in SeptemberCredit: Getty
Despite his conviction being overturned in New York, Weinstein remains behind bars due to his separate conviction in California
Despite his conviction being overturned in New York, Weinstein remains behind bars due to his separate conviction in CaliforniaCredit: AP

Prosecutors detailed that more women have come forward with claims of sexual assault and misconduct against Weinstein, saying some potential survivors were not ready to step forward during his first trial.

“People who couldn’t speak out in 2020 are now willing to speak out in 2024,” Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg told the court.

Now, prosecutors are assessing which of these accusations may fall under the statute of limitations, and which he can be charged with.

It is currently unclear how many more accusers may step forward against Weinstein.

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However, Blumberg told the court that she and her team would be able to provide a more in-depth update of their case at the end of June.

Weinstein’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, objected to the court’s use of the term “survivor.”

Aidala instead requested that prosecutors use the term “complaining witness.”

Weinstein’s court appearance Wednesday comes over a month after his rape conviction in New York was overturned on April 25.

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Weinstein, who used to be one of the biggest Hollywood producers in the industry, was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape in February 2020.

The movie mogul was indicted after several victims came forward, including actress Jessica Mann and film producer Miriam “Mimi” Haley.

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Gloria Allred, Haley’s attorney, previously told The U.S. Sun that her client would consider testifying again at Weinstein’s retrial.

At the height of the Me Too movement, hundreds of women came forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison before his conviction was overturned by a New York Court of Appeals in late April.

Aidala argued that Weinstein didn’t receive a fair trial because of the decisions of Judge James Burke, who presided over the case at the time.

He says Burke’s decision to allow three women to testify against his client, whose allegations weren’t included in the indictment, and his behavior in general, were detrimental to the case and the way it was tried.

Aidala claims that Burke allowed Weinstein’s character to be on trial, rather than the allegations against him, and those convictions were overturned by an appeals court in a 4-3 decision.

His retrial is currently scheduled for after Labor Day.

But despite his conviction being overturned, Weinstein remains in prison.

In December 2020, Weinstein was convicted of raping a woman in a Beverly Hill hotel in Los Angeles.

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He is serving a 16-year sentence on this conviction in California.

Weinstein is currently housed on Rikers Island as he awaits a retrial.

TruthPukes Take:

  • He says Burke’s decision to allow three women to testify against his client, whose allegations weren’t included in the indictment, and his behavior in general, were detrimental to the case and the way it was tried.
  • Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison before his conviction was overturned by a New York Court of Appeals in late April.
  • Aidala claims that Burke allowed Weinstein’s character to be on trial, rather than the allegations against him, and those convictions were overturned by an appeals court in a 4-3 decision.
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