Harvey Weinstein appeals for new trial claiming witnesses were used to make him look ‘loathsome’

Harvey Weinstein appeals for new trial claiming witnesses were used to make him look ‘loathsome’

avril 5, 2021 0 Par admin

Harvey Weinstein has appealed his 2020 sex crimes conviction and asked for a new trial, The Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the publication, Weinstein’s legal team has filed a 166-page appeal, claiming that witnesses were used to “merely [depict] Weinstein as loathsome” during the proceedings.

Weinstein was found guilty in February 2020 of third-degree rape and of a criminal sexual act. He was sentenced the following month to 23 years in prison.

Weinstein’s legal team signaled its intention to appeal shortly after the verdict became known in February.

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