Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Will Move for Dismissal, House Arrest in Arizona


Sources tell me Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers will make two motions this morning.

One will be to dismiss the charges against him on constitutional grounds. There may be an issue of statute of limitations.

Weinstein will also ask to remain at his treatment center in Arizona. Right now his house arrest confines him to New York and Connecticut.

This morning Weinstein surrendered in New York and was arrested and arraigned on one count of sexual abuse and one count of rape. The abuse charge was filed by Lucia Evans, who claims that in 2004 Weinstein forced her to into oral sex. The rape charge victim is unidentified.

Weinstein arrived at the courthouse at 100 Centre St. with three books including a biography of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and one of Elia Kazan. He attempted a faint smile on the way in, but later on TV his face was ashen.

He will wear an anchor monitor wherever he stays until his trial, which is monitored 24/7. He posted $1 million bond on $10 million bail, and turned over his passport.




Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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