Harvey Weinstein Is Seeking An Appeal In His Rape Conviction

Harvey Weinstein is seeking an appeal after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in 2020.

Variety reports that the disgraced producer has filed paperwork for an appeal in the verdict, arguing that the judge made numerous errors that resulted in a rigged trial.

His attorney, Barry Kamins, stated that the judge should have excluded Juror #11, saying she could not have been impartial because she had written a novel that involved sexual exploitation by predatory older men.

Harvey was convicted last year of two counts: third-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault; he was acquitted on two of the more serious charges of “predatory sexual assault”.

He is currently serving a 23-year sentence in a state prison near Buffalo, N.Y., and is about to be extradited to California to face even more charges.

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