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The former Hollywood film maker and producer, Harvey Weinstein, was seeking for overturning of his 2020 sex crimes conviction in New York. He has lost the appeal.



Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in February 2020 in a landmark verdict for the #MeToo movement.



The man is also waiting for trial on separate sexual assault charges in California. On Thursday, June 2, five charges from New York appeals court unanimously upheld the guilty verdicts which issued a 23-year sentence.



The judges rejected Weinstein’s argument that the jury had been prejudiced by hearing allegations from women who were not part of the charges.



Judge Angela Mazzarelli, writing the ruling, said the witnesses had provided “useful information,” which had helped jurors “fully understand the dynamics” between Weinstein and his victims.


“We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence, and we have considered defendant’s remaining arguments and find them unavailing,” she wrote.



In September, Harvey Weinstein, 70, pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court to counts involving alleged abuse of five women.



In 2017, approximately 90 women including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek accused Weinstein of assault or harassment.


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