The defense of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, whose case is being tried in New York, asked the court to move the trial to another place due to the fact that he allegedly acquired a “carnival atmosphere” in the city. That’s what The New York Times is writing about.
Weinstein’s trial began in the New York State Supreme Court on January 6. The jury selection process is currently underway.
The defendant filed an updated motion for a change of venue and requested that the court stay the proceedings until it could make a decision.
In addition, the document states that the vast majority of future jurors have been exposed to “out-of-court information” contained in a stream of negative media publications.
“An alarmingly high percentage of alleged jurors in New York County have already demonstrated a reluctance to deal with the case fairly and impartially,” the defense writes.
In 2017, it became known that the producer for 30 years, inclined the actresses to intimacy, promising to help in his career development. In the harassment of the producer accused Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and others.
Against the backdrop of the scandal Weinstein was fired from his own company, and the New York authorities have launched an investigation against him.
In May 2019 it was reported that Weinstein offered about $44 million in compensation to the women victims, creditors, former management of his company and assistants.