Harvey Weinstein will be retried in New York after rape conviction overturned

Harvey Weinstein appears at Manhattan criminal court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in New York.  (David Dee Delgado/Pool Photo via AP)
Harvey Weinstein appears at Manhattan criminal court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in New York. (David Dee Delgado/Pool Photo via AP)

Harvey Weinstein will be retried in New York, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office says in court, a week after the state’s highest court threw out his 2020 rape conviction.

Weinstein appeared in court before Judge Curtis Farber, more than four years after his conviction was hailed as a milestone for the #MeToo movement, in which women accused hundreds of men in entertainment, media, politics and other fields of sexual misconduct.

“There was nothing consensual about this conduct,” prosecutor Nicole Blumberg says. “We believe in this case and will be retrying this case.”

Weinstein, 72, who appeared in a wheelchair, had been serving a 23-year sentence in a prison in upstate Rome, New York. He then was transferred to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan following last week’s order, according to his spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer.

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