Harvey Weinstein remanded to prison after New York rape conviction overturned

 May 2, 2024

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein made headlines last week after a New York appeals court overturned his 2020 rape conviction.

However, Fox News noted that Weinstein was remanded to prison where he is serving time for another rape conviction in California. 

Alvin Bragg plans to retry Weinstein

Weinstein entered court in a wheelchair for a hearing on Wednesday, a fact which was commented on by his defense attorney Arthur Aidala.

"It seems like he needs a lot of help, physically," Aidala was quoted as saying of his client. "He’s got a lot of problems. He’s getting all kinds of tests. He’s somewhat of a train wreck health wise."

During the hearing, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicated that he plans to retry the film ex-Hollywood titan, stating, "We have every belief the defendant will be convicted again at trial."

Spokesperson lashes out at trial judge

Juda Engelmayer is a spokesperson for Weinstein, and she told Fox News that he "is innocent and never should have been convicted or even tried for these allegations."

"The trial failed at objectivity from the minute former Judge Burke berated Harvey, asking him if he wanted to spend the rest of his life in prison over the use of a cell phone that occurred before the judge ever entered the courtroom or began the day's proceedings," Engelmayer continued.

"Burke was rejected from the bench as a result, and the case should have been, too," the spokeswoman went on to complain.

"From the lies a juror told to private lawyers representing non-case-related complainants acting as prosecutorial surrogates, as we were often gagged, the jury was steered in a direction they never would have gone in if it were honest," she insisted.

Weinstein received 16-year sentence in California

Engelmayer also spoke out last year after Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a California woman identified only as Jane Doe 1.

She complained to Fox News that the lengthy sentence was "cruel" in light of Weinstein's age and various health problems.

"It’s not justice, but a pile on for a man many people just decided should be cast off and discarded regardless of facts," Engelmayer asserted.

She also pledged that Weinstein would appeal his conviction and predicted that the trial judge "will eventually be called out for bias and injustice."

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