Weinstein to Appear in Court for First Time Since Conviction Overturned

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced former Hollywood producer, is expected to appear in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday for a hearing that could mark the first step on the road toward his being tried again on sex crimes in New York after his 2020 conviction was overturned.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has said that it “will do everything in our power to retry this case.”

The hearing comes less than a week after the New York Court of Appeals overturned Mr. Weinstein’s 2020 conviction on felony sex crime charges in a 4-to-3 decision that horrified many of the women whose decision to speak out against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

In the decision, the court sided with Mr. Weinstein’s defense team, ruling that the trial judge who presided over the case had erred in allowing the prosecutors to call as witnesses women who said that they were sexually assaulted by Mr. Weinstein but whose accusations were not tied to the charges he faced.

Mr. Weinstein, who had been serving a 23-year sentence at a prison facility in upstate New York, was transferred on Friday to the Rikers Island jail complex to await next steps in his judicial process. He is also facing 16 years in prison in California, where, in 2022, he was convicted of raping an Italian actress in 2013. He was to begin that sentence after finishing his term in New York. Mr. Weinstein’s legal team plans to appeal that ruling this month.

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