A lengthy West Coast trial heard graphic descriptions of encounters between the once-powerful producer and women who were trying to make their way in the world of movies.
US court decision offers the disgraced former Hollywood mogul a slim chance of being granted a new trial.
Altogether some 90 women have leveled accusations of sexual assault and harassment against the former Hollywood powerhouse, whose downfall was seen as a major victory for the #MeToo movement.
New York judge rules Harvey Weinstein will be extradited to California to face rape and sexual assault charges nearly a year after Los Angeles prosecutors first sought to move the convicted former movie producer.
Demanding a new trial, the disgraced movie mogul's lawyers argue in court papers that the landmark #MeToo prosecution that put him behind bars was buoyed by improper rulings from a judge who was “cavalier.”
Argento said in an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera that she was assaulted by the American director in 2002 on the set of his action movie "xXx."
The survey by the Hollywood Commission also asked about racism, and found that fewer than half of those who took part believe that Hollywood values diverse backgrounds and points of view.
The charges involve two victims and stem from incidents that occurred more than a decade ago, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.
Disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted earlier this year of rape and sexual assault against two women and sentenced to 23 years in prison.
A lawyer representing several survivors slammed the settlement under which the convicted rapist "accepts no responsibility for his actions" and does not have to pay any of his own money.
Weinstein had arrived at Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison east of Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday after being housed at New York City's Rikers Island jail.
Once one of Hollywood's most influential men, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on February 24 by a Manhattan jury of sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping a former aspiring actress.
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