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Harvey Weinstein is also awaiting trial in LA

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The American film producer Harvey Weinstein also has to stand trial in Los Angeles for sexual abuse. State prosecutors charged him at the time the trial against Weinstein began in New York, according to US media. According to The Los Angeles Times, Weinstein is accused of rape and assault in two cases.

“We are convinced that the evidence will show that the suspect used his power and influence to reach his victims”

He would have done that in 2013 in a timeframe of two days. On February 18, 2013, Weinstein is said to have raped a woman in a hotel in the Los Angeles area. A day later, according to the prosecutors, he assaulted a woman in a hotel in Beverly Hills.

“We are convinced that the evidence will show that the suspect used his power and influence to reach his victims and then committed violent crimes against them,” prosecutor Jackie Lacey said at a press conference. “I want to praise the victims who have taken the step and bravely told what has happened to them.”

The 67-year-old Weinstein is accused of sexual abuse by more than eighty women. In New York he is on trial for charges involving two women, for which the co-founder of film company Miramax can get life imprisonment.

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