profishingrods.com
profishingrods.com October 22, 2018


Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty

09 June 2018, 02:45 | Joann Bryant

Modal Trigger Harvey Weinstein and Mira Sorvino Getty Images

Mira Sorvino Harvey Weinstein ‘raped many people that I love

Film producer Harvey Weinstein during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York Thomson Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to enter a plea in a New York court on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault, the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged previous year, New York court documents showed.

He was processed at the station house, the First Police Precinct, and arraigned in a NY court on charges of first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case, and first-degree criminal sex act in another, law enforcement officials said.

Dozens more women have accused him of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault.

Brafman says the rape complaint came from a woman who had a 10-year affair with Weinstein, but the information was not confirmed.

A DE bankruptcy judge says six women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct can proceed with their class action lawsuit against the television and film company he co-founded.

Weinstein has repeatedly denied allegations he has engaged in non-consensual sex with women, and his attorney has called the charges in NY "constitutionally flawed". "We begin our fight now", he said, adding his defense would include trying to force prosecutors to drop the case. Another unnamed woman accused Weinstein of rape in 2013.




To date, almost 90 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexually harassing or assaulting them. "As awful a crime as rape is, it is equally reprehensible to be falsely accused of rape".

Attorney Gloria Allred, a longtime champion of women's rights who has represented numerous women accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault, was reportedly in the courtroom, seated in the gallery. The other accuser, former actress Lucia Evans, has gone public with her account of Weinstein carrying out a sexual assault in 2004.

Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney's office reportedly met privately with another woman on Monday after she and two other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Weinstein.

In court, Brafman seized on the report about the meeting as further proof that his client was the victim of unsubstantiated claims and other prejudicial information he says is being leaked by authorities.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has said it was predictable that Weinstein's camp would attack the integrity of the women and of the legal system.

He remains free, having posted $1 million bail. A judge ordered the two sides back in court in late September.



Other News

Trending Now

Harry Kane signs new Tottenham deal until 2024
They are due to move into the ground next season after playing last season's home matches as Wembley Stadium. The 24-year-old told the club's official website: "I'm really excited, it's a proud day".

East Pacific's 1st named storm stronger, no threat to land
New research shows it could also cause them to move from point A to point B more slowly, which might make them even more risky . But there are probably more variables at play than a warmer climate putting the brakes on tropical cyclones.

Every Apple Watch Has This 'Defect,' Class Action Lawsuit Says
And to suggest that every single model/series of the Apple Watch is defective might be swinging for the fences. The screen issues seen are allegedly no fault of the user and often happen only days or weeks after purchase.

Yellowstone bison gores Bay Area woman
That's perhaps the lesson for a 59-year-old California woman who was gored by a bison in Yellowstone on Wednesday. Four people have been injured by wildlife at Yellowstone in the last month or so, park officials said .

Shocking! Legendary cricketer accused of forcing wife to have sex with others
In an interview to CNN-News18, Reham Khan alleged that sexual favours were used to get political positions within PTI ranks. In the autobiography, Khawaja is accused of having an illicit affair with Imran and having full control over him.

Russia Triumphs in Latest Global University Rankings
Overall, 1,233 universities were considered and 1,011 were ranked including 37 universities from Australia. Tsinghua University becomes the first Chinese top-20 university since QS's first standalone compilation.

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Adds Al Pacino
Veteran actor Al Pacino has joined the star-studded cast of Quentin Tarantino's " Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ". This will mark Pacino's first collaboration with Tarantino.

Manuel Lanzini ruled out of World Cup following cruciate knee ligament rupture
Lanzini, 25, was going to be playing in his first World Cup with Argentina before sustaining the injury in training. Icardi topped the Serie A goalscoring charts for 2017/18 season scoring 29 goals in 34 appearances.

Trump says he's considering pardon for Muhammad Ali
Trump reportedly said football players have "seen a lot of abuse" as well as "a lot of unfairness" and he wants their input. Ali's legal fight ended in 1971, when the Supreme Court ruled in his favour, reversing his conviction on a technicality.

Jeep Renegade Facelift: All You Need To Know
Also, the outer casing looks more refined thanks to the new gloss black shade instead of matte black found on the older model. The rear of the Renegade looks mostly unchanged from the outgoing model, save for the aforementioned redone taillights.