Harvey Weinstein Faces Consequences As Judge Rejects Case Dismissal Plea
Harvey Weinstein is a man of immense historic importance. From giving Hollywood its best films like ’Pulp Fiction’ And ‘The King’s Speech’ to triggering a worldwide movement against the ills of sexual harassment and assault, the cases against him have clearly indicated that inappropriate behavior will no longer be tolerated. Weinstein is facing the most terrible phase of his life with his career in tatters owing to allegations by several women over his creepily unacceptable behavior. Celebrities including Uma Thurman, Ashley Judd, and Gwyneth Paltrow broke their silence revealing startling revelations about Weinstein’s conduct. As per the latest developments, the sexual assault case against the veteran Indie film mogul has been denied dismissal by a New York judge.
Justice James Burke Dismisses Plea For Acquittal Of Harvey Weinstein
Justice James Burke supported the points brought up by the prosecution. He also denied attorney Ben Brafman’s claims of Weinstein being in consensual relationships with his accusers. Burke wrote,
“The Court finds that there is no basis for the defendant’s claim of prosecutor or law enforcement misconduct in the proceedings, or pervasive falsity in and around the Grand Jury presentation. The Court finds that the charges presented in the Grand Jury were supported by competent evidence and the proceedings were properly conducted. The motion to dismiss on these grounds is denied.”
Celebrities Support Court Proceedings
Several Hollywood bigwigs and noted celebrities attended the court hearing. They were wearing T-shirts carrying Times up slogans. They; however, covered the T-Shirts during the session. But generally, there was an enthusiastic wave against the sexual misconduct Harvey Weinstein had wheeled in. Marisa Tomei, Gloria Allred, Jennifer Esposito, Amber Tamblyn, Kathy Najimy, and Lisa Borders were amongst the several celebrities who attended the hearing against Harvey Weinstein.
The Future Of Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Misconduct Case
The judge has casual a pre-trial meeting on March 7th, 2019. He announced his decision after listening to the points put forward by both the Defence and the Prosecution. And in a rough span of 10 minutes, he signed the dotted line. Multiple women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in multiple instances. But his trial in New York deals particularly with allegations of rape at two instances, once in 2006 and once in 2013. Weinstein’s legal team has denied the responsibility of either crimes. They; in fact, maintain that all relationships between the accused and the accusers were all consensual.
Attorney Brafman finds the ruling unfair. He expressed his disappointment before the media after the hearing. He is; however, confident that the court will relieve his client from all charges of sexual misconduct. Moreover, he also mentioned that he found the theory of the case flawed. And he established that he would defend his client vigorously.