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US: Harvey Weinstein not guilty of the accusations of sexual assault and rape in Los Angeles

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Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Wednesday before a court of Los Angeles of the 11 accusations of sexual assault and rape on five women in California.

  Harvey Weinstein plaide non coupable des accusations d'agressions sexuelles et viols à Los Angeles © TNS / ABACA

The former film producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday before a Los Angeles court of the 11 accusations of sexual assault and rape on five women in California. "The declaration of non guilt is registered," said Judge Sergio Tapia after a lawyer spoke on behalf of Harvey Weinstein, present in the courtroom in a wheelchair and clothed with a brown combination.

Harvey Weinstein - whose fall is seen as a major victory of the #Metoo movement - was serving a 23-year sentence for sexual assault and rape in New York. He was transferred Tuesday to Los Angeles, a city where he once had a great influence, to answer these new charges.

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in California, Harvey Weinstein is in particular accused of having violated an Italian model in a hotel of Beverly Hills in February 2013, then to sexually assaulted Lauren Young, an actress in the making, in the bathroom of another hotel. It incurs up to 140 years in prison, in addition to its New York condemnation.


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next hearing on July 29,

"Whoever abuses his power and From his influence to attack others will be brought to justice, "said Los Angeles Prosecutor George Gascon. Mr. Weinstein has always denied the facts in New York as in Los Angeles, saying that his accusants were consenting.

In early April, he formally appealed his sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York, pronounced in March 2020 after a resounding trial.

In total, nearly 90 women accused Harvey Weinstein of harassment or sexual assault. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for July 29th.

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