Can be sent from New York prison to California later this month
angel- Former film producer Harvey Weinstein (Harvey Weinstein) was charged with 11 new sex crimes in Los Angeles County on Monday, for which he may be sent from a New York prison to California later this month. He is serving The next sentence of another trial.
At the hearing held on the video call, Weinstein’s lawyer Norman Effman argued that due to his poor health, his client could not go abroad because he had lost his sight and needed Have several dental surgeries.
The court decided to postpone the decision on the transfer of the former producer until April 30, and gave the defense one week to raise arguments against the procedure.
The 11 allegations that Weinstein was charged in California refer to events that occurred between 2004 and 2005, even though they were part of a secret summary obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
According to the source, the list of crimes corresponds to the complaints made public by the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office last fall, and no new charges have been added.
“Weinstein faces four counts of rape and four counts of forced oral sex, two of which face restrained sexual assaults, and one involves the use of force to commit sexual assault on five victims of crimes ranging from 2004 to 2013.” In a statement.
If convicted, the producer has already been sentenced to imprisonment, with a maximum sentence of 140 years in prison, which will be added to the 23 rape and sexual assault crimes that a New York judge has already ruled.
Weinstein’s conviction in New York marked a huge victory for the #MeToo movement in its feminist struggle against sexual abuse and assault, although the US Department of Defense had argued last week that this was not a fair trial because the alleged victims proved them Not a fair trial. Part of the prosecution.
In total, more than 80 women accused former producers of sexual crimes and misconduct.
Weinstein’s move to California began last year, but was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Both the defense and the prosecution agreed on Monday to skip the preliminary hearing and speed up the process because there is no risk of escape during the prison sentence.