Weinstein’s lawyers are seeking a review of the case in which he was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
In particular, attorneys point out that the judge should not have allowed the testimony of four women whose claims about Weinstein previously were not used to make formal charges with reference to court records.The trial of the producer ended in New York in March 2020. Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on charges of sexual assault. However, he was found not guilty of two counts of rape, for which he faced life in prison. The producer is serving his sentence in New York State.
According to the newspaper, Weinstein’s lawyers are demanding a review of the case, insisting that Judge James Burke in the Manhattan district “grossly neglected” his obligation to ensure a fair trial.In particular, lawyers point out that the judge should not have allowed the testimony of four women whose claims about Weinstein were not previously used to make formal accusations. According to the producer’s lawyers, the testimony of these women is irrelevant to the allegations on which the trial was based.
In addition, the appeal points out that Judge Burke violated his authority by allowing a woman on the jury who later published a book that touched on the subject of relationships between young girls and older men. According to lawyers, during the jury selection process, the woman provided false testimony regarding the content of the book. headtopics.com.
Weinstein’s lawyers point out that the court, which sentenced the producer to 23 years in prison, gave him an overly harsh sentence. “We have full confidence that the appellate court will correct the mistakes and remand the case to a different judge,” the newspaper quotes Weinstein’s lawyers as saying.