The lawsuit alleges the former Hollywood filmmaker allegedly attacked five women between 2004 and 2013 in the Los Angeles area.
Harvey Weinstein has been indicted in California for sexual assault, one of his lawyers said on Monday, when the former Hollywood filmmaker appeared in a New York court hearing over whether to lead degree or not.
Weinstein, 69, appeared via a video link from the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, during Erie District Court Judge Kenneth’s hearing.
Weinstein appealed his February 2020 sentence in Manhattan and A 23-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann.
Of California criminal case Against Weinstein includes alleged attacks on five women from 2004 to 2013 in the Los Angeles area.
It includes four counts of rape, four charges of forced oral sex, two counts of sexual restraint and one of sexual assault using force.
Weinstein has denied having sex with anyone without reason.
Norman Effman, a public defender representing Weinstein, has asked his client to be placed in a mostly New York indictment instead of being extradited so that he can get the medical treatment he needs, including scheduled eye and dental surgery.
Effman said Weinstein, a diabetic, “is technically almost blind at the moment,” also has heart and back problems.
“We’re not trying to avoid what’s going to happen in California,” says Effman. “We believe there is not only a defense of these allegations but a very good defense of these allegations,” which should lead to an acquittal.
The Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.