Harvey Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape.
However despite being served the sentence, Weinstein is currently facing the judge for another potential 140 years in prison, for a number of other felony counts of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles.
As reported by AP News, Weinstein has appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom, brown jail suit clad.
The indictment involves five women, with alleged sexual assault and rape counts from the years 2004-2013, where majority had taken place in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles hotels.
Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to four counts of rape, four counts of “forcible oral copulation” and two counts of sexual battery by restraint, as well as one count of sexual penetration by use of force.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Mark Werksman stated that the claims were “baseless”, saying that “they’re from long, long ago, they’re uncorroborated. We are confident that if we have a fair trial he will be acquitted.”
Gloria Allred the lawyer representing his accusers stated that the fact these incidents now are dated doesn’t have any influence on deciding whether they are true or not.
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Allred stated, “Allegations of sexual assault and rape do take a long time to report, so the idea that they may not have disclosed to a law enforcement officer for many years does not mean that those are not credible.”
Last year it had been reported that Weinstein was “doing poorly” with his prison sentence.
Representatives for the former producer, now rapist stated that, “It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies and conditions including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis.”
They continued, “We are working with the NYSDOCCS and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Mr. Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs.”
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