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Court overturns Harvey Weinstein’s conviction and orders new trial
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Harvey Weinstein’s judicial history has taken another dramatic turn, just when we thought the case was closed.

New York State’s highest court has overturned the rape conviction handed down in 2020 and ordered a new trial, which of course once again raises serious questions about judicial procedures in sexual abuse cases, especially in high-profile cases.

The decision was taken by a 4-3 vote, mainly due to the admission of testimony that was not directly related to the charges brought against Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein was first convicted in 2020 of a criminal sexual act committed on a production assistant in 2006, and of the third-degree rape of a young actress in 2013.

For these crimes, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

He was also convicted in Los Angeles and sentenced to 16 years in prison for another rape that occurred in 2013.

The former producer will therefore remain in prison.

More details to come in this case…

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