Harvey Weinstein request to move sex assault trial out of Manhattan denied by court

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Washington DC, USA Updated: Oct 04, 2019, 11:29 AM(IST)

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He is accused of forcing production assistant Mimi Haleyi for oral sex in 2006 and also raping a longtime lover in a Manhattan hotel in 2013.
 

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's bid to move his sex-trial out of Manhattan has been denied by the court. According to the news agency, in a brief ruling on Thursday (local time) an appellate court issued the denial.

The 67-year-old film producer was strongly hoping to avoid the whole 'circus-like atmosphere' trial situation in Manhattan Supreme Court, his lawyers previously said.

He is accused of forcing production assistant Mimi Haleyi for oral sex in 2006 and also raping a longtime lover in a Manhattan hotel in 2013.

Weinstein is set to go to trial in January 2020 for the charges, according to a news agency.

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