Harvey Weinstein appeals California rape conviction

Film producer Harvey Weinstein is appealing his rape conviction in Los Angeles, with his lawyers arguing he did not receive a fair trial.

Weinstein was tried and convicted in 2022 of rape and sexual assault, for which he was sentenced to 16 years in prison. That came after a 23-year sentence for similar charges in New York in 2020, a conviction that the state’s highest court overturned six weeks ago.

His lawyers said the judge deprived Weinstein of “his constitutional rights to present a defense and led to a miscarriage of justice” by excluding evidence of a romantic relationship with a woman, Jane Doe 1, he was convicted of raping had with the director of a film festival who brought them both to Los Angeles when the alleged rape occurred. Weinstein’s attorneys also argued testimony in the New
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