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Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison

03 March, 2020 8:25 am 8:25 am

(Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union. Weinstein, 68, has been placed in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility, said Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional … Read More


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Weinstein’s prison sentence should reflect ‘lifetime of abuse&#...

03 March, 2020 12:33 pm 12:33 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein should get a prison sentence that reflects not only his conviction for sexually assaulting two women, but a “lifetime of abuse towards others,” New York prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday. Throughout his adult life, Weinstein has shown a “staggering lack of empathy, treating … Read More


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Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape, in victory for #MeToo movem...

02 February, 2020 9:38 am 9:38 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in a New York court on Monday and taken off to jail in handcuffs, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to publicly accuse powerful men of misconduct. Once one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, Weinstein, 67, … Read More


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Weinstein accuser’s agent testifies in New York rape trial

02 February, 2020 12:04 am 12:04 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former agent of accuser Jessica Mann took the stand in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Tuesday, testifying that Mann showed no signs of distress on the morning she claims she was sexually assaulted by the Hollywood producer. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to raping Mann and to sexually assaulting … Read More


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Weinstein witness testifies accuser showed ‘no distress’ on day...

02 February, 2020 11:45 pm 11:45 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former friend of Jessica Mann, one of the accusers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, told jurors on Monday that Mann did not show any signs of distress on the day the former Hollywood producer allegedly attacked her. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges in New York of … Read More


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Weinstein rape accuser weeps uncontrollably during cross-examination

02 February, 2020 8:20 am 8:20 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her broke down in sobs at the former Hollywood producer’s sexual assault trial on Monday, as she read an email in which she described Weinstein as a “pseudo father” figure after the alleged attack. Jessica Mann, 34, began weeping uncontrollably as she read the … Read More


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Judge refuses to remove himself after Weinstein’s lawyers claim bias

01 January, 2020 10:10 pm 10:10 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Denying he was biased, the judge in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Thursday refused to remove himself from the case, rejecting an accusation by the former film producers’ lawyers. “I have in no way prejudged this case,” Justice James Burke told Weinstein’s lawyers. “I am going to great lengths to afford … Read More


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Motivated by #MeToo? Vetting jurors in Weinstein case will be a challenge

01 January, 2020 10:28 pm 10:28 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein goes to trial on rape charges next week in Manhattan, lawyers will need to keep an eye out for jurors who want to use the case to make a statement about sexual abuse following the rise of the #MeToo movement, legal experts said. Once one … Read More


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Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss sexual assault charges

11 November, 2019 12:15 pm 12:15 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge has denied Harvey Weinstein’s request to dismiss two predatory sexual assault charges, ahead of the former Hollywood producer’s trial in January. The decision released on Wednesday by Justice James Burke of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan is a victory for prosecutors who have charged Weinstein with … Read More


U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd’s sex harassment claim against Weins...

01 January, 2019 11:57 pm 11:57 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances a … Read More


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US judge dismisses Ashley Judd’s sex harassment claim against Weinste...

01 January, 2019 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances a … Read More


Movie maker Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss criminal case

12 December, 2018 10:02 am 10:02 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state judge on Thursday denied Harvey Weinstein’s motion to dismiss criminal charges that he sexually assaulted two women, rejecting the movie producer’s argument that the case was tainted by police and prosecutorial misconduct. Supreme Court Justice James Burke in Manhattan announced his decision at a hearing in a … Read More


Judge allows Ashley Judd defamation lawsuit against Weinstein to proceed

09 September, 2018 9:16 am 9:16 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A lawsuit by actress Ashley Judd in which she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were sexual advances from him can proceed in federal court in Los Angeles, a judge ruled on Wednesday. In the civil lawsuit filed in April accused … Read More


Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd&...

09 September, 2018 9:15 am 9:15 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd’s legal team and could furnish “powerful” testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday. Judd’s civil suit, filed in April, accused Weinstein of discouraging Jackson in 1998 … Read More


Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

06 June, 2018 5:20 pm 5:20 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, his lawyer said, in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year. More than 70 women have accused the Miramax film studio’s co-founder … Read More