Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Case Can Move Forward, Fudge Rules
A New York judge has ruled a sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein can move forward, rejecting the latest push from the disgraced film producer’s lawyers to have his indictment thrown out.
Burke made his ruling Thursday after a flurry of court papers in which Weinstein’s lawyers say the case has devolved into chaos and prosecutors argue there’s ample evidence to move forward to trial.
Weinstein, 66, seized on the alleged police misconduct and put forth a witness who says his rape accuser pressured her to corroborate her story.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said the case was “irreparably tainted” by police Det. Nicholas DiGaudio’s alleged interference with a witness and an accuser and asked the judge to toss the charges.
“The only reasonably prudent decision would be to stop this chaos now,” Brafman said in a court filing.
Assistant District Attorney Kevin Wilson fired back, saying “there is no possibility” that the allegations against DiGaudio “in any way impaired the integrity of the grand jury or prejudiced the defendant.”
(Excerpt) Read More at: CBSNews.com