UNITED STATES. Former film producer Harvey Weinstein hospitalized in New York

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was hospitalized Saturday after his return to New York after the city’s appeals court overturned his 2020 rape and sexual assault conviction.

The court ruling sparked outrage in the #MeToo movement, even though Harvey Weinstein remains in prison for a separate 16-year rape sentence handed down in California.

“The New York Department of Corrections has determined that Harvey Weinstein requires immediate medical attention,” his attorney, Arthur L Aidala, said in a statement. “Countless tests are being done on Harvey and he is being kept under observation,” he said.

Police told US media that Harvey Weinstein was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York.

New trial ordered

A municipal appeals court ruled Thursday that the trial judge erred in admitting testimony regarding facts other than those committed against the plaintiffs and ordered a new trial.

Harvey Weinstein, 72, was convicted in a New York court in 2020 of raping and sexually assaulting former actress Jessica Mann in 2013 and sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison. .

The #MeToo movement was started in 2017 by the revelation of the behavior of a fallen producer whose influence on Hollywood was immense in the past.

Since then, dozens of women, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, have accused Harvey Weinstein of harassment, sexual assault or rape. But the statute of limitations has expired in many of these cases.

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