Harvey Weinstein Asks Judge to Dismiss Sexual Assault Case
Harvey Weinstein on Friday made a push to have a New York judge toss out the criminal sexual assault case brought against him.
Weinstein, who’s been indicted on charges of rape, said in a 159 court filing from his lawyer Benjamin Brafman that the Manhattan D.A. “failed to provide the Grand Jury with exculpatory evidence of the long-term, consensual, intimate relationship between Mr. Weinstein and the alleged rape victim.”
Weinstein and his lawyer continued to point to what they consider failures on the part of the District Attorney, saying that the office did not give adequate notice that it was presenting new, far more serious charges to the Grand Jury.
The former Hollywood mogul is facing a six-count indictment stemming from a more than eight-month investigation by the D.A’s Office into alleged misconduct by Mr. Weinstein. The indictment alleges crimes of predatory sexual assault, criminal sexual act in the first degree, rape in the first degree and rape in the third degree.
Weinstein has pled not guilty to all charges.
More to come…
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report
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Source: The Wrap