American filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence handed down by a New York court, will be jailed in California on additional charges of sexual assault. Weinstein is expected to be transferred during July, although it is not yet clear when the trial will open, due to the shutdown of the courts due to the corona plague.
In the New York court decision, the claims of the producer’s lawyers were rejected, who argued that he should be left in New York due to his medical condition as well as due to two surgeries he had to undergo in the future. The judge even criticized the working methods of the defense team and noted that they did not submit the application properly. Despite this, the lawyers announced that they would appeal the decision.
In California, 69-year-old Weinstein will face indictment for sexually assaulting five different women between 2013-2004. The additional charges against him come after he was convicted, as stated, of third-degree rape and other sexual offenses in a New York court during 2020.
Of the five charges, the identity of only one complainant, Lauren Young, who claims the former super producer invited her to his hotel room in 2013 after a meeting between them in the Beverly Hills neighborhood, where he captured her in the bathroom, touched her chest and committed an indecent act, was revealed. Weinstein’s actions against her do not appear as part of the indictment, but she was summoned to testify against him in order to testify to his pattern of conduct.