Harvey Weinstein’s 2nd trial begins in October: he faces up to 140 additional years in prison


Fallen film producer Harvey Weinstein will appear in a Los Angeles court from October 10 to answer for new alleged sexual assaults after his conviction in New York, a judge ruled on Friday.

This will therefore be the second trial of the former magnate of the 7th Art, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence. In California, the 70-year-old man is accused of raping and sexually assaulting five women and faces up to 140 additional years in prison.

The one who reigned supreme in Hollywood was transported to a judge on Friday, dressed in a prisoner’s suit, to be notified of the date of his next appearance. His run-ins with the law are not limited to the United States: the British prosecutor’s office announced this week the prosecution of the ex-producer, whose crimes had sparked the #MeToo movement in 2017. This file also concerns alleged sexual assaults.

Harvey Weinstein’s second trial is expected to last about eight weeks. In total, some 90 women – including superstars Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek – have accused Harvey Weinstein of harassment or sexual assault. He has always denied the facts, in New York as in California, saying that his accusers were consenting.



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