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Very funny epstein!
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Now get back on the weiner machine and work out some more, you are getting fat, stupid and slow.

..and try keep your nudgey little hands to yourself prince.
 

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'FORGOTTEN MAN': Weinstein bemoans his 'legacy has been eviscerated'
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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is bemoaning the destruction of his Hollywood legacy after he was “eviscerated” over allegations of sexual misconduct.
The disgraced producer will stand trial for multiple counts of predatory sexual assault, one of criminal sexual act in the first degree, and one each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape in New York City in January.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and now, in his first interview in over a year, the 67 year old is complaining about feeling “like the forgotten man.”
In a chat with the New York Post, Weinstein argues he should be applauded for his decades of work with women – even though more than 80 females have since come forward with claims of inappropriate behaviour against him.
“I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago,” he said. “I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it!”
And Weinstein is bitter about how quickly his career fell apart: “It all got eviscerated because of what happened,” he vented. “My work has been forgotten.”
“I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become,” he added.
Weinstein, who declined to directly address the sexual misconduct allegations, explained he was breaking his silence to dispute reports suggesting he had been faking his back injury, which required him to use a walker in court last week.
He underwent spinal surgery to treat an injury to his vertebrae sustained in an August car accident, and spent Friday recuperating at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
“This was a major operation,” he insisted.
Weinstein’s public comments emerge days after his bail was increased to US$5 million after a judge ruled there was no excuse for violations of his electronic monitoring agreement.
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Harvey Weinstein sued by ex-teen model who claims he forced her to touch his penis
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Former teenage model Kaja Sokola has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, filing a lawsuit against the disgraced movie mogul in New York on Thursday.
The Polish native, who is now 33, alleges in the papers that in 2002 — when she was just 16 years old — Weinstein had promised to take her out to lunch but instead took her back to his Manhattan apartment “without her consent” and assaulted her. While the former movie boss has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 70 women, this is the first case which alleges he assaulted a minor.
In the files, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Sokola claimed Weinstein “aggressively and threateningly demanded sex” and “instructed her take off her clothes” and “to touch herself.” In addition, a pant-less Weinstein is alleged to have forced the teenager to touch his penis, despite her protestations, and “grabbed at her breasts.”
“(Weinstein) made clear that refusing his sexual demands would mean giving up the opportunity to make it in Hollywood,” the papers continued.
Sokola, who is now 33 and working as a clinical psychologist in Poland, added that the alleged abuse had led to her suffering from “long-term depression, anorexia and difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships with men.”
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“This traumatic day has been etched in Sokola’s mind every day thereafter, and it has caused her immense emotional pain and suffering, even seventeen years later and long after she gave up her dreams of acting or working in the entertainment industry,” the suit continued.
Sokola was originally part of the class-action lawsuit against Weinstein, which saw accusers paid a US$25-million settlement, but said she could not “accept the proposed ‘global settlement’ as fair or just.”
“There is no accountability for the perpetrators, insufficient compensation for all of the victims, and millions of dollars going to people that I believe enabled Weinstein…” she said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “I know that this lawsuit cannot erase the pain that I have been living with for 17 years. But I do hope to achieve at least some measure of justice that has still been denied to Harvey Weinstein’s many victims.”
Sokola, who also filed the lawsuit against Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein, Weinstein’s former studio Miramax, and its previous owner Walt Disney Co., is seeking compensatory, punitive, and exemplary damages.
Weinstein will be heading to trial on Jan. 6. He is pleading not guilty to all charges against him.

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Model Gigi Hadid shows up for jury duty in Weinstein rape trial
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NEW YORK — More than 100 potential jurors showed up on Monday in a Manhattan courtroom for the rape trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, including model Gigi Hadid.
The Weinstein trial entered its second week as the judge and lawyers in the case sought to select a panel of 12 impartial New Yorkers to decide his fate.
Hadid told Justice James Burke, who is presiding over the case, she had met Weinstein before as well as actress Salma Hayek, who may be called as a witness or be mentioned during the trial. Despite this, Hadid said she could remain impartial.
“I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts,” said Hadid, who as a Manhattan resident received a standard jury summons.
Of the 120 potential jurors who appeared on Monday, dozens were excused after saying they could not be impartial, without providing a reason. Just 35 were asked to return to court on Thursday for the second phase of jury selection, in which they will be asked more detailed questions about their backgrounds.
More jurors will be screened in the first phase on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women, and faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault. His trial began Jan. 6 and could last up to two months.
The former producer, who has been using a walker, attended Monday’s session as he has every day since the trial process began and turned briefly to greet potential jurors as a group.
Since 2017, more than 80 women, including many famous actresses, have accused him of sexual misconduct dating back decades. Weinstein has denied the allegations, saying any sexual encounters he had were consensual.
The allegations helped fuel the #MeToo movement, in which women have gone public with misconduct allegations against powerful men in business, entertainment and politics.
Weinstein, once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, made his mark with critically acclaimed films such as “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love.”
Burke said on Monday that 108 out of 360 potential jurors summoned last week passed pre-screening and were expected to return Thursday.
On Jan. 6, as the New York trial began, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced new sexual assault charges against Weinstein.
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Gigi Hadid dismissed as juror from Harvey Weinstein trial
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Gigi Hadid has been dismissed from her role as a juror for Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial.
The 24-year-old model was let go from Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Thursday, which was the eighth day of jury selection for the highly anticipated criminal trial, reported the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six.
She previously told Justice James Burke she had “met the defendant”, and also raised her hand when Burke asked if any of the prospective jury members knew potential witnesses like Salma Hayek, Charlize Theron, and Rosie Perez.
However, she insisted her affiliation with the case wouldn’t impact her ability to judge fairly, remarking: “I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts.”
The trial is struggling to find jurors, after more than a third of those initially quizzed had to be dismissed after declaring they cannot be impartial.
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Weinstein is charged with two counts of predatory sex assault, two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sex act, stemming from the allegations of three women.
The trial is set to begin on Jan. 22. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
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Woman claims in lawsuit she stabbed Harvey Weinstein’s genitals
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Harvey Weinstein’s attorney has shot down a new accusation of sexual assault after the alleged victim claimed to have stabbed the disgraced producer in the genitals with a broken nail.

A new lawsuit was filed against the incarcerated movie mogul in California Superior Court in Los Angeles on Friday, with Hayley Gripp accusing Weinstein of forcing himself on her in a Beverly Hilton hotel suite back in November 2012, when the aspiring actress was 19 years old.


In legal papers obtained by TMZ, Gripp explained how she had been approached in the hotel by an unidentified female associate of Weinstein’s while she was waiting for a casting call nearby, and they started discussing her career hopes, as well as her struggle with nervous system disorder Tourette syndrome.

The woman convinced Gripp to meet with a big producer who happened to be at the same venue, and was introduced to Weinstein, who allegedly went by the name Dom. She was served a glass of wine, after which she claims to have temporarily blacked out – only to awake and find the heavyweight producer touching her vagina and masturbating, as she was pinned down on a coffee table.

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According to the suit, Gripp immediately began fighting back and broke one of her false nails on the table, which she used to stab him in the scrotum, leaving him bloodied as she made a run for it.


She went on to recall how the female associate, who had been “standing guard” outside the room, apparently blamed the incident on her Tourette’s, and warned her to keep quiet about the encounter because no one would believe her.

Gripp insists she had no idea who Weinstein was at the time, and only recognized him in 2017, when he hit headlines as part of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.

Her lawyer, Eric Lerner, tells the New York Post his client was subsequently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and is now seeking justice for Weinstein’s alleged actions with a jury trial for unspecified damages.

“This lawsuit is about Ms. Gripp reclaiming her power, becoming a survivor, not a victim, and getting restitution for the sexual crimes perpetrated against her. She has real damages from this that are lasting,” Lerner said.

“Harvey Weinstein, along with those who helped him perpetrate these crimes of sexual assault and attempted rape against Ms. Gripp, must be held responsible for ruining her life.”

However, Weinstein’s attorney, Imran H. Ansari, has hit back at the legal action, declaring his client innocent.

“Mr. Weinstein categorically denies the allegations made against him in the complaint that has come out of the woodwork, and intends to vigorously defend against the lawsuit,” Ansari shared in a statement.

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Weinstein is already serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York following his conviction for the 2013 rape of hairstylist Jessica Mann and forcibly performing oral sex on former Project Runway production assistant Miriam ‘Mimi’ Haleyi in 2006.


The fallen producer, who has faced a mountain of similar sexual misconduct allegations, is also facing extradition to Los Angeles, to stand trial for 11 counts of rape, sexual battery, and other counts relating to claims made by five women from incidents which reportedly occurred in California over a decade ago.

If convicted, he faces 140 years to life in prison.
 
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Harvey Weinstein appeals sexual assault conviction, seeks new trial
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Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court on the first day of a sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Jan. 6, 2020.
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Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on Monday asked a New York state appeals court to throw out his conviction for sexual assault and rape and grant a new trial, saying the trial judge made several errors that denied him an impartial jury.

Weinstein, 69, was sentenced in March 2020 by Justice James Burke of Manhattan criminal court to 23 years in prison for assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann.


Weinstein has denied any nonconsensual sexual encounters.

His conviction was seen as a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment.


Weinstein makes seven arguments in his bid to overturn his conviction, from seating a juror that Weinstein’s lawyers accused of being grossly unqualified to an unduly harsh sentence.

His lawyers also argue he was denied a presumption of innocence when Burke allowed the jury to hear testimony from three women who alleged Weinstein assaulted them even though their accusations did not result in a criminal charge.

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The three women described for the jury what prosecutors characterized as Weinstein’s signature pattern of behaviour: luring women to hotel rooms or his apartment to discuss film roles, then attacking them.

Weinstein’s lawyers had asked Burke during the trial to bar two of the three from testifying.

Jurors were instructed that the three women’s testimony could only be used as evidence of Weinstein’s intent, not propensity to commit sexual assault.

Weinstein said the third-degree rape charge should be dismissed because the alleged misconduct occurred too long ago, and a new trial should concern a single count of first-degree criminal sexual act.

Even if his conviction were overturned, Weinstein still faces charges including forcible rape in Los Angeles involving five alleged victims from 2004 to 2013. Weinstein faces up to 140 years in prison if convicted in that case.
 
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Harvey Weinstein extradition delayed again
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Harvey Weinstein’s long delayed extradition hearing in upstate New York has been put on hold again.

A hearing about the disgraced filmmaker’s transfer from an East Coast correctional facility to Los Angeles to face more sexual assault claims against him has been pushed to April 30 due to objections by the incarcerated producer’s lawyer.


Sources tell Deadline Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon and his team are keen to fast-track a potential Weinstein trial.

Confirming the indictment during Monday’s hearing, Weinstein’s attorney, Norman Effman, said one of the charges against his client had been “changed somewhat.”

If found guilty in Los Angeles, Weinstein could face decades more behind bars. He faces four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, one count of sexual penetration by use of force, and two counts of sexual battery by restraint.


“We’re not trying to avoid what is going to happen in California,” Effman added. “We believe there is not only a defence to these charges, we believe there is a very good defence to these charges (and) we believe there will be an acquittal… Mr. Weinstein isn’t going anywhere.”

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The producer watched the proceedings in a conference room from the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York.

The hearing came a week after Weinstein filed an appeal on the 23-year sentence he began serving in March, 2020 after being found guilty of two sex crime felony charges.

Meanwhile, Weinstein’s lawyer argued against his client being sent to Los Angeles for “humanitarian” reasons, explaining the producer is technically blind, has major dental issues and is suffering from cardiac issues, diabetes, back pain, and sleep apnea.

For all of these reasons, Weinstein’s team asked the judge to allow him to remain at the medical unit he’s been confined to at the maximum-security prison, where he’s serving his sentence for rape.
 
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Harvey Weinstein extradition delayed, new challenge expected
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NEW YORK — California’s effort to extradite Harvey Weinstein on rape and sexual assault charges was delayed on Friday, and the convicted former movie producer will have another 30 days to challenge its latest effort to bring him to court.

Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case said prosecutors could arrange for Weinstein’s transfer to Los Angeles on May 30.

But Weinstein’s lawyer Norman Effman said he intended to file a new legal challenge to the extradition, and Weinstein might also ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene.

Weinstein wore a long-sleeve, button-down brown shirt as he watched the hearing quietly from the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo.

He is serving a 23-year prison term following his February 2020 conviction in Manhattan for sexually assaulting a production assistant in 2006, and third-degree rape of an aspiring actress in 2013.

Weinstein is appealing his conviction and sentence, and has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.

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His conviction was seen as a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment by men, including many with powerful jobs and influence.

A New York prosecutor, Colleen Curtin Gable, told Case that filing new extradition paperwork might speed up the process because Weinstein’s opposition to the earlier paperwork could result in “extended litigation.”

Gable appeared on behalf of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, who first sought Weinstein’s extradition last July.

Effman said prosecutors “have agreed to basically go back to Groundhog Day, and start the process over.”

Weinstein’s 11-count indictment in California concerns alleged attacks on five women from 2004 to 2013 in the Los Angeles area.

The charges include forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of force.

If convicted, Weinstein could spend the rest of his life in prison. His lawyers have said they would expect an acquittal.

Weinstein, a diabetic, has suffered from cardiac, dental and back problems, and Effman has called him “almost technically blind.”
 
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Harvey Weinstein extradited to California to face second rape trial
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LOS ANGELES — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was extradited from New York to Los Angeles on Tuesday to face trial on rape and sexual assault charges.

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Weinstein was convicted in New York in February 2020 for sexual assault and rape and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.


In Los Angeles, he is wanted for trial on 11 charges of attacking five women from 2004 to 2013.

The Los Angeles charges include forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of force. If convicted, Weinstein could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Los Angeles police said Weinstein had arrived in Los Angeles and “after being medically cleared for booking, he will be booked into custody with LA County Sheriffs.”


No date was given for his first appearance in court.

Weinstein, 69, is appealing his New York conviction and sentence, and has denied having nonconsensual sex with anyone.

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He had been fighting extradition on medical grounds, citing diabetes and cardiac, back and eyesight problems.

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“We will be fighting so that Harvey can receive his needed medical care and of course, so that he can be treated fairly. Due process, presumption of innocence and a fair trial are all still his right,” his spokesman Juda Engelmayer said in a statement on Tuesday.

Weinstein was one of the most powerful movie and TV producers in Hollywood before allegations by more than 80 women of sexual misconduct in 2017 led to criminal charges and fueled the wider #MeToo movement.

He co-founded the Miramax film studio, whose hit movies included “Shakespeare in Love” and “Pulp Fiction.” His own eponymous film studio filed for bankruptcy in March 2018.
 

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Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sex crime charges in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of rape and sexual assault involving five women in Los Angeles ahead of a second trial.

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Weinstein, 69, arrived at Los Angeles Superior Court for his first appearance there in a wheelchair, wearing a brown jail uniform, after being extradited from New York on Tuesday where he was serving 23 years in prison for rape and other sexual offenses.


Weinstein has denied having nonconsensual sex with anyone and is appealing his 2020 New York conviction and sentence.

In Los Angeles, he faces 11 charges of attacking five women between 2004 to 2013. They include forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of force. If convicted, Weinstein could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Weinstein’s lawyer said there was no forensic evidence or credible witnesses to the allegations.

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“They are baseless, they are from long, long ago, they are uncorroborated,” Mark Werksman told reporters outside the courthouse.

“We are confident that if we can have a fair trial in this case that Mr Weinstein will be acquitted,” Werksman said.

After entering his not guilty plea through his attorney on Wednesday, Weinstein was ordered to remain in jail until the next hearing on July 29.


Werksman said he was seeking dismissal of three charges relating to 2004 and 2005 on the grounds that the 10 year statute of limitations in California has expired.

Weinstein, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, is accused of raping two women at hotels in Beverly Hills on separate occasions, and with sexually assaulting three other women in the Beverly Hills or Los Angeles areas, according to the charges.

He had been fighting extradition on medical grounds. Werksman said he was going blind in one eye and that he was unable to walk because of back problems.

More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct going back decades but only a handful of the allegations have resulted in criminal charges.

He co-founded the Miramax film studio, whose hit movies included “Shakespeare in Love” and “Pulp Fiction.” His film studio filed for bankruptcy in March 2018.
 
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Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss three L.A. sex crime charges
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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to throw out two sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, while prosecutors refiled a third charge that had also been challenged.

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Weinstein, 69, who was convicted of rape at a trial last year in New York, is facing a total of 11 new charges involving five women in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area between 2004-2013.


Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the rape and sexual assault charges in Los Angeles and is appealing his New York conviction and 23-year prison sentence.

His attorneys on Thursday argued that three charges – rape, sexual battery and forcible oral copulation – should be thrown out on the grounds that the statute of limitations in California has expired.


The Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled against Weinstein on two of the counts. Prosecutors later amended and refiled the sexual battery charge, according to court documents.

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Weinstein, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, could face up to 140 years in prison if convicted on all 11 of the charges. A date for the trial has still to be set.

Weinstein’s legal team called the judge’s decision on Thursday a victory for the defense.

“It’s one thing to say, ok, we’re asking for leave to amend, it’s another thing to actually amend, to have the facts to amend. We don’t believe that those facts exist,” Alan Jackson, representing Weinstein, told reporters after the hearing.