Harvey Weinstein Appeals Against Rape Conviction

Ace Hollywood producer  Harvey Weinstein on Monday filed an appeal of his conviction for rape and another sex crime. The producer is serving a 23 year term for his several sexual offences which sparked up a #metoo campaign where several women came out to speak against sexual misconduct in the movie industry.

Harvey Weinstein Appeals Against Rape ConvictionThe producer has filed an appeal over his 2020 third-degree rape and criminal sexual act in the first-degree convictions, according to complex.  “Mr. Weinstein was denied his constitutional right to be tried by a fair and impartial jury when the court refused to dismiss a juror for cause after his peremptory challenges were exhausted and permitted her to remain on the jury, even after it was well-established that she lied about matters material to her fitness to serve,” the filing, shared in full.

His legal team claims the conviction for third-degree rape “should be reversed” with the charge dismissed, and argued that his total sentence (23 years) was unduly harsh and excessive.
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