Sunday 26 May 2019

Weinstein to face sex assault trial in May, says his lawyer

Harvey Weinstein. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP
Harvey Weinstein. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP

Joseph Ax

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will go on trial in Manhattan on May 6 on charges of sexually assaulting two women, his lawyer said yesterday.

Weinstein (66) is accused of forcibly performing oral sex on a woman in July 2006 and raping another woman in March 2013. He faces five charges, including rape, and a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

More than 70 women, mostly young actresses and others in the movie business, have accused him of sexual assaults dating back decades. Weinstein, who pleaded not guilty after his arrest, denies all the accusations, saying any sexual encounters were consensual.

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