Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault in February 2020. He is currently being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, where he faces 11 more sex offences accusations. Harvey Weinstein’s heinous assault conviction was recently upheld on appeal.
Harvey Weinstein’s conviction on rape and sexual assault charges was maintained by a New York appeals court, dismissing accusations that the trial judge essentially skewed the outcome in favor of the prosecution. According to Variety, a five-judge appellate panel found no errors by the judge that would warrant overturning the conviction or the 23-year sentence in a unanimous verdict recently announced.
We reject defendant’s arguments, and affirm the conviction in all respects.
On behalf of the court, Justice Angela Mazzarelli wrote the statement. In January, Alvin Bragg, the new Manhattan District Attorney, released a statement congratulating the case’s survivors for their tremendous courage and openness. Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer said that they are unhappy, but not surprised.
His lawyers maintained that the trial judge, Justice James Burke, had committed multiple errors that prevented him from receiving a fair trial. They argued that the prosecutors should not have been able to summon three witnesses to speak about uncharged conduct because of previous bad deeds. Weinstein, who is 69 years old, will not be eligible for parole until he is 87 years old. His lawyers claim he is in poor health and need significant therapy to avoid going blind.
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