Convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein appeared in a Los Angeles court looking pale and emotionless
Harvey Weinstein appears in LA court looking pale and disheveled at the pre-rape hearing – after the judge rejected his appeal to postpone it until after the new film She Said
- Weinstein, 70, will face 11 charges of sexual assault, including forced rape, in Los Angeles on Oct. 10
- He has been imprisoned in LA County Jail since July 2021 after being extradited from New York
- Weinstein denied all charges brought against him during a hearing last summer
- The trial is expected to take between six and eight weeks because of the 269 people on the prosecution’s witness list
Harvey Weinstein appeared in a Los Angeles court today looking creepy in the lead up to his rape trial later this month.
The disgraced producer, 70, will face 11 counts of sexual assault, including violent rape as of Monday.
The court was in session today to hear the “conditional hearing of a witness,” a clerk at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center told DailyMail.com.
Weinstein was extradited from New York to LA last summer after he claimed he assaulted five women at hotels in LA and Beverly Hills between 2004 and 2013.
He pleaded not guilty to those crimes in July 2021, just one morning after being transferred to California.
Weinstein appears Tuesday at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles ahead of an upcoming trial on 11 sexual assault cases
The court was in session to hear the “conditional hearing of a witness,” said a clerk of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Last July, Weinstein seemed weak. Sheriff’s deputies rolled him in a wheelchair to court for the hearing in which he pleaded not guilty.
He looked disheveled in a brown jumpsuit and a mask under his nose. He has since been imprisoned in the LA County Jail awaiting trial.
Meanwhile, his lawyers have tried to reduce the number of suspects or witnesses against him. He’s been in the Twins Towers prison in LA.
Weinstein may have another trial in New York if his pending appeal, challenging his existing charges, is successful.
Weinstein pleaded not guilty to the assault charges brought against him just one morning after he was transferred to California in July 2021.
In August, a judge rejected his request to postpone the trial until a film about his case was released in November
The charges against him in California are violent rape and forced oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by force and one count of sexual penetration by use of force, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Weinstein’s team wanted to postpone the lawsuit until the controversial film She Said came out in November
It reads: ‘The defendant is charged with raping a woman in a hotel between September 2004 and September 2005. He is also charged with raping another woman on two separate occasions in November 2009 and November 2010 in a hotel in Beverly Hills.’
It comes after a judge rejected his request to postpone the trial until a film about his case was released in November.
Weinstein’s attorney, Mark Werksman, argued that a “storm of publicity” caused by the film She Said “could harm the jury” his client.
LA Superior Court judge Lisa Lench ruled that Weinstein’s trial should go ahead on October 10 as scheduled.
In September, Weinstein pleaded with a judge to allow him a private dentist to keep rotten teeth from being pulled by prison drugs.
Due to the large number of witnesses on the prosecution’s witness list, the trial is expected to take between six and eight weeks.