New York Court of Appeals Overturns Harvey Weinstein Conviction, Orders New Trial

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Albany, NY – April 25, 2024

The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State of New York, overturned Harvey Weinstein ’s 2020 rape conviction, finding the judge at the landmark #MeToo trial prejudiced the ex-movie mogul with “egregious” improper rulings, including a decision to let women testify about allegations that were not charged or otherwise part of the case.

Breaking News in New York Criminal Law by Jason Russo, Esq. – January, 2024

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