Film producer Harvey Weinstein (Harvey Weinstein) on Monday appealed against his conviction for a sexual offence scheduled for 2020 in a New York court. To this end, Is serving 23 years in prison.
Weinstein, who has always defended his purity, believes that His trial was unfairAmong other things, because although these specific allegations were not tried in the proceedings, some women who condemned the abuse were still allowed to testify.
In the 166-page summary, the Hollywood producer’s defense argued that these women They should not be heard They also said that their testimony influenced the jury, and the jury ended in a trial of Weinstein’s character, not because of the alleged behavior he was accused of.
The complaint to Weinstein was a huge incentive for the war. #MeToo运动 Around the world, his convictions are considered a major victory against sexual harassment and misconduct.
The famous producer was convicted of first-degree criminal acts against production assistant Mimi Haley, Third degree rape Against the aspiring actress Jessica Mann (Jessica Mann), sentenced to his crime 23 years in prison In March of last year.
“One year has passed, the mood is calm, and the transcript of the case confirms our long-held belief: Mr Weinstein Did not get a fair trial“One of his lawyers, Arthur Aidala, said, Wall Street Journal.
According to Aidala, the defense firmly believes that the appeal “These errors will be corrected” The case will be returned to another judge.
In the process, Weinstein Attempts to change judges have failed James Burke’s intention to appeal.
In the appeal, the defense also argued that the judge I should replace a jury member She once wrote a book about the relationship between young women and older “predatory” men, which was very unbalanced for Weinstein’s lawyers.
Weinstein has been publicly charged for alleged harassment and other sexual crimes Dozens of women Moreover, he still faces several complaints from the justices and can be tried in Los Angeles. The prosecutor’s office charged him with at least three alleged infringements.