Harvey Weinstein will be retried in New York after conviction overturned


Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will be retried in New York, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said in court on Wednesday, a week after the state's highest court threw out his 2020 conviction.

Weinstein appeared in court before Judge Curtis Farber in a wheelchair and a black suit, more than four years after his conviction was hailed as a milestone for the #MeToo movement, in which women accused hundreds of men in entertainment, media, politics and other fields of sexual misconduct.

“There was nothing consensual about this conduct,” prosecutor Nicole Blumberg said. "We believe in this case and will be retrying this case."

Weinstein, 72, had been serving a 23-year sentence in a prison in upstate Rome, New York. He then was transferred to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan following last week's order, according to his spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer.

Farber remanded Weinstein back into custody and said he expected to hold a new trial after the Labor Day holiday but did not set a firm date. Labor Day falls on September 2.

Weinstein remained silent during the court hearing. His attorney, Arthur Aidala, did not object to his client being remanded.

"There's a tremendous sense of relief that we're back here," he said after the court hearing.

"We're very confident that if he goes to trial, the only words we'll hear at the end of trial are 'not guilty'."

Aidala said Weinstein would return to Bellevue.

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