Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Assault Conviction Overturned

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Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 sexual assault conviction overturned by the New York Court of Appeals. 

According to reports, the judge in the trial ruled that there were some improper rulings in the original case. “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,” the court’s 4-3 decision said. “The remedy for these egregious errors is a new trial.”

Weinstein’s case began in 2017 when more allegations were brought up against him. His case would become the staple of launching the #MeToo movement that took over the entertainment industry. 

In 2020, Harvey Weinstein, 72, was convicted of rape and sentenced to 23 years in prison. However, the New York Court has recently ordered a new trial for Weinstein, but he will remain in jail in California for his 2022 rape conviction, which he was sentenced to 16 years. 

This is a developing story and we will keep you posted with updates.