Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges



Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault.
 
The Hollywood producer appeared in court in New York after he was charged last month with two counts of rape and one of a criminal sexual act.


The alleged incidents involve two separate women in 2004 and 2013.


Dressed in a black suit jacket and tie, Weinstein, 66, quietly answered a series of yes and no questions from a judge asking if he understood his rights at the hearing in Manhattan.


His lawyer Benjamin Brafman said the defence team is set to "begin our fight" in the courtroom following Weinstein's not guilty pleas.


He added that Weinstein was "holding up reasonably well" and the case against the producer was "eminently defensible" based on what they have learned about the evidence.




SKY    News.