Weinstein Out on Bail as Legal Troubles Grow

Former movie exec pleads not guilty in case involving a 3rd woman
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2018 9:40 AM CDT
Weinstein's Legal Charges Now Involve a 3rd Woman
Harvey Weinstein arrives at court on Monday in New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The charges keep piling up for Harvey Weinstein: The 66-year-old disgraced movie mogul pleaded not guilty Monday to more sexual assault allegations, reports the Daily News. Weinstein's previous legal trouble involved alleged assaults on two women, and Monday's charges add a third woman. Prosecutors say Weinstein performed oral sex on her without her consent in 2006. If convicted of the latest offense, he faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison.

"Mr. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated," said defense attorney Ben Brafman outside court, per the AP. Brafman added that he expected more charges to follow. Weinstein, who was brought into the Manhattan courtroom in handcuffs, was released on bail after pleading not guilty. He's charged with "some of the most serious sexual offenses" under state law, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. (More Harvey Weinstein stories.)

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