Magazine article Screen International

New York DA Opposes Harvey Weinstein's Motion to Dismiss Rape Case

Magazine article Screen International

New York DA Opposes Harvey Weinstein's Motion to Dismiss Rape Case

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“Inspection will reveal that the evidence before the grand jury amply supported the offenses charged.”

Harvey Weinstein

On Wednesday (September 12), nearly six weeks after Harvey Weinstein filed a motion to dismiss the rape case against him, the New York County District Attorney’s office sought to throw out that claim and said the disgraced former mogul’s argument lacked merit.

“Inspection will reveal that the evidence before the grand jury amply supported the offenses charged, that the grand jury was properly instructed on the law, and that the integrity of the proceedings was unimpaired, and the People deny all allegations to the contrary, and oppose disclosure of the grand jury minutes to the defense,” said Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi-Orbon in a filing with the New York Supreme Court. …

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