Harvey Weinstein appeals against convictions for rape and sexual assault

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Harvey Weinstein is appealing against his convictions for sexual assault and rape.

The 69-year-old was sentenced to 23 years in prison in March 2020, after claims against him led to the #MeToo movement.

The disgraced Hollywood producer is seeking a new trial, claiming the judge in New York denied him an impartial jury.

Weinstein claims that Justice James Burke denied him the presumption of innocence when the judge allowed the jury to hear testimony from women who alleged the former movie mogul assaulted them, even though these claims did not result in a criminal charge.

Weinstein was convicted of assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann.