About

Harvey Weinstein to face retrial

Share
Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein will face a retrial in New York, after his 2020 rape conviction was overturned last week.
Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein will face a retrial in New York, after his 2020 rape conviction was overturned last week.

Disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein will face a retrial in New York, after his 2020 rape conviction was overturned last week.

A New York appeals court found “egregious errors” occurred in the original trial, which saw Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison.

The “errors” related to evidence permitted in court from women who alleged Weinstein had assaulted them, even though they were not part of the charges he faced.

Harvey Weinstein’s retrial

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office shared plans to commence a retrial during a court hearing attended by Weinstein. The retrial is expected to begin later this year.

It will test the same historical rape and sexual assault allegations for which Weinstein was convicted of in 2020.

Weinstein remains in custody, despite winning his appeal. He was handed a 16-year prison sentence for separate charges in California last year.

Become smarter in three minutes

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed, for free.

Be the smart friend in your group chat

Join thousands of young Aussies and get our 5 min daily newsletter on what matters in your world.

It’s easy. It’s trustworthy. It’s free.