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Harvey Weinstein appeals against conviction for sex crimes

April 6, 2021 10:44 am
[Source: BBC]

Lawyers for disgraced American film producer Harvey Weinstein have launched an appeal against his conviction for rape and sexual assault.

69-year-old, Weinstein was convicted in New York City in February 2020 and later sentenced to 23 years in prison.

It was seen as a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement against the sexual abuse and harassment of women.

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Weinstein, formerly one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, has consistently denied any wrongdoing.

He has vowed to clear his name. Filed in New York State Supreme Court, the long-anticipated appeal signals the start of what is expected to be a lengthy attempt to have his conviction quashed.

Weinstein’s lawyers argue that the judge made several errors that denied Weinstein the right to a fair trial.

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