Court overturns Weinstein 2020 rape conviction

LA Times
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The New York Court of Appeals overturned disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein‘s 2020 conviction in the Empire State on sexual assault charges.

The court ruled 4-3 that the judge had made “egregious errors” with how the trial was conducted and ruled that a new trial may be held.

We conclude that the trial court erroneously admitted testimony of uncharged, alleged prior sexual acts against persons other than the complainants of the underlying crimes because that testimony served no material non-propensity purpose,” the majority opinion said.

“The remedy for these egregious errors is a new trial,” the decision continued.

Weinstein was sentenced to a 23-year prison sentence for his New York conviction. He was found guilty in a separate case in California for sexual assault charges and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.


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