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US News Harvey Weinstein verdict: The case now moves to Los Angeles

23:40  24 february  2020
23:40  24 february  2020 Source:   latimes.com

Court hears closing arguments in Weinstein trial

  Court hears closing arguments in Weinstein trial Jurors are set to start deliberating on Tuesday.Jurors are set to start deliberating Tuesday, their task put off a day because court is closed on Monday for Presidents Day.

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

Harvey Weinstein et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. © Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. LOS ANGELES — While the New York chapter of Harvey Weinstein’s criminal prosecution is over, pending an appeal and sentencing, the legal saga will soon move to Los Angeles.

Last month, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of restraint and sexual battery by restraint.

Harvey Weinstein wearing a suit and tie: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. © Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. The charges were filed on the eve of Weinstein’s New York trial, so he has yet to appear in downtown L.A. At the time of the filing, Lacey explained the timing of the charges.

Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors. The Judge Is Unhappy.

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New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

“We were working on investigating those cases. In regard to the victims in this case and other sexual assault cases, it was very challenging to get those victims to open up and tell us what they needed to tell us,” she said. “For some, it was very embarrassing — terrifying — and so (we) told them we were just working to get the evidence we need to get to court.”

Harvey Weinstein et al. posing for the camera: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. © Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office said Weinstein’s March 11 New York sentencing will take place before any proceedings initiate in California.

Weinstein has been charged with four counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County, stemming from accusations brought by a pair of women who say the movie mogul attacked them in hotels in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in 2013.

Hollywood Stars Celebrate Harvey Weinstein Conviction, Praise 'Brave Women Who Testified'

  Hollywood Stars Celebrate Harvey Weinstein Conviction, Praise 'Brave Women Who Testified' A New York jury on Monday found Harvey Weinstein guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act. As expected, the industry he once dominated reacted immediately. Tina Tchen, president and CEO of the Time's Up Foundation, on Monday hailed the criminal conviction of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was found guilty by a New York jury of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act. "This trial — and the jury'sTina Tchen, president and CEO of the Time's Up Foundation, on Monday hailed the criminal conviction of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was found guilty by a New York jury of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act.

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

Harvey Weinstein et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court with his attorneys on February 24, 2020. Jury deliberations resumed in Weinstein's trial for a fifth day this morning. © Alec Tabak/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court with his attorneys on February 24, 2020. Jury deliberations resumed in Weinstein's trial for a fifth day this morning. One of the women is a former model and actress who described Weinstein’s alleged assault to the Los Angeles Times in 2017, according to her attorney, David Ring.

She said the first assault took place at Mr. C’s Beverly Hills hotel in February 2013 after she met Weinstein briefly at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest. Weinstein “became very aggressive and demanding” while asking her to disrobe, the woman previously told The Times.

Harvey Weinstein et al. posing for the camera: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court with his attorneys on February 24, 2020. Jury deliberations resumed in Weinstein's trial for a fifth day this morning. © Alec Tabak/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court with his attorneys on February 24, 2020. Jury deliberations resumed in Weinstein's trial for a fifth day this morning.

The woman said that she showed Weinstein pictures of her children and begged him to stop.

Harvey Weinstein Stunned by Verdict: ‘I’m Innocent. How Could This Happen in America?’

  Harvey Weinstein Stunned by Verdict: ‘I’m Innocent. How Could This Happen in America?’ As Harvey Weinstein sat in court when his verdict was being called, it was difficult to see the reaction on his face as the former powerhouse producer was surrounded by a swarm of court officers — but Weinstein’s attorney says the fallen mogul was stunned by the guilty verdict. “The words he said over and“The words he said over and over again to me is, ‘I’m innocent, I’m innocent, I’m innocent. How could this happen in America?'” Weinstein’s attorney Arthur Aidala told Variety and other reporters outside the courthouse shortly after the verdict was called on Monday.

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving forward with their separate case against Weinstein —which could include a more expansive Beyond Weinstein ’s fate, several big questions are likely to rise up as a result of the verdict . In particular, how was it possible for a serial sex attacker

“He grabbed me by the hair and forced me to do something I did not want to do,” she said.

In a motion asking a judge to set Weinstein’s bail in Los Angeles County at $5 million, prosecutors said the woman did not immediately report the assault to police because Weinstein threatened to kill her. She did report the alleged attack to three close confidants in 2013, however, including her priest, law enforcement sources previously told The Times.

Harvey Weinstein et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. © Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York.

Just days later, the second accuser said she had a business meeting with Weinstein and another woman at a hotel in West Los Angeles when he convinced them to visit his hotel suite, according to the bail motion. Once upstairs, the victim “unwittingly” followed Weinstein into a bathroom and the other woman closed the door, trapping her inside, court records show.

Harvey Weinstein et al. posing for the camera: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. © Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York.

At that point, Weinstein disrobed and showered briefly before undressing her, according to the motion. Prosecutors accused Weinstein of groping the woman while masturbating, court records show.

Harvey Weinstein wearing a suit and tie: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York. © Barry Williams/New York Daily News/TNS Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York.


Harvey Weinstein could have royal honor revoked, Boris Johnson says .
Following his rape conviction in New York City, Harvey Weinstein may be stripped of his royal honor in the U.K.The disgraced movie mogul, 67, was found guilty of a criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013. As a result, his CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), which he was awarded in 2004 for his contribution to the British film industry, may be revoked.

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