Harvey Weinstein‘s acquired a date … for his sexual assault trial in NYC, after the decide rejected his movement to dismiss the case.
Weinstein arrived on the courthouse Thursday morning, and acquired the dangerous information shortly thereafter. Once in courtroom, the decide known as prosecutors and Weinstein’s lawyer to the bench … and stated he was not dismissing the indictment.
The attorneys argued on the bench for about 10 minutes — the media wasn’t aware about their dialogue — however on the finish … the decide said pre-trial will start on March 7. The decide issued a written ruling addressing the protection’s movement to dismiss.
As we’ve reported, Weinstein’s legal professionals filed the motions final month to have the case dismissed completely. His group believes the entire case has been tainted … as a result of prosecutors admitted the lead detective, Nicholas DiGaudio, on the case suggested one of many alleged victims to delete data from her telephone. DiGaudio allegedly hid details about the witness in coping with prosecutors and allegedly coaxed the witness into not disclosing what she knew.
You’ll recall … Weinstein very publicly turned himself into the NYPD in May and walked out in cuffs on the way in which to courtroom, the place he was charged with rape, a legal intercourse act, intercourse abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving 2 separate ladies. A couple of days later, Weinstein was indicted by a grand jury on a number of rape prices.
As we reported … Weinstein was slapped with three new sexual assault prices in July for an alleged sexual assault of a lady in 2006. A grand jury charged Weinstein with a primary diploma legal sexual act and a pair of counts of predatory sexual assault, that are felonies carrying a most sentence of life in jail.
Weinstein’s authorized group additionally fired off a letter earlier this month informing the decide in his rape case … they’ve discovered an e-mail claiming to point out one of many ladies alleging he raped her certain didn’t act prefer it, as a result of she went to HIS film screening solely hours after the alleged rape.
The film mogul’s protection has additionally pointed to a brand new feminine witness — an in depth good friend of one in all Weinstein’s accusers — utilizing her to color an image of a consensual relationship between Weinstein and his accuser.
Weinstein beforehand scored an enormous victory when a decide dismissed one sexual assault depend from the case involving actress Lucia Evans.