Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 Rape Conviction Overturned By NY Appeals Court

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s highest court has overturned Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction and ordered a new trial.

The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the judge at the disgraced movie mogul’s landmark #MeToo trial prejudiced him with improper rulings, including by letting women testify about allegations that weren’t part of the case.

The 72-year-old Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence in New York.

He’ll remain imprisoned because a 2022 conviction in a Los Angeles rape case resulted in a 16-year prison term. Weinstein’s lawyer called the reversal a “tremendous victory.”

A dissenting judge called it part of a “disturbing trend” of reversals in cases involving sexual violence.

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