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New York's highest court overturns Weinstein rape conviction


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New York's highest court on Thursday overturned the rape conviction of movie producer Harvey Weinstein

 

The New York Court of Appeals ruled on that Weinstein, 71,  didn't receive a fair trial in a 4-3 decision. The court said some of the women who testified made accusations against Weinstein that were not related to the charges at the heart of the case.

Judge Madeline Singas, who presided over the Weinstein case, called the decision to overturn the ruling a "disturbing trend of overturning juries' guilty verdicts in cases involving sexual violence." She said the decision equates to “whitewashing the facts to conform to a he-said/she-said narrative."

Weinstein was also convicted of sex offenses in Los Angeles and sentenced to 16 years in prison in the California city for those crimes, according to ABC News. 

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in a New York jail where he will remain, despite the decision to overturn the ruling.:snip:

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Apr 25, 2024

Megyn Kelly is joined by Harmeet Dhillon, founder of Dhillon Law Group, to discuss why Harvey Weinstein's conviction being overturned could help Trump in his New York trial, the relevance of "prior bad acts," and more.

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Weinstein victims outraged as attorney slams overturned conviction as ‘major step back’

The victims of Harvey Weinstein expressed their outrage Thursday over the “unfair” ruling in New York that saw the former Hollywood mogul’s rape conviction overturned — calling it a “major step back” in the #MeToo movement.

Lauren Sivan, a former news anchor who accused Weinstein of masturbating in a potted plant in front of her, told The Post that she was shocked by the New York State Court of Appeals ruling.

“I had absolutely no idea this was going to happen,” Sivan said in an exclusive interview. “I don’t think anyone was expecting this.”

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