(CNN) — A New York judge approved Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles County on Tuesday so the jailed former film producer can face new charges of sexual abuse.Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case denied Weinstein’s attorney’s motion to further delay the extradition. Local prosecutors told the court that the Los Angeles district attorney’s office plans to transport Weinstein at the earliest in late June, but most likely early July.
Weinstein’s attorney, Norman Effman, said he plans to appeal Judge Case’s order and ask an appeals division in New York to stay the process.
Weinstein, the disgraced film producer, was found guilty last year in New York of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. He is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in a maximum security jail outside of Buffalo, according to state records.
The 69-year-old man is in poor health and his lawyers have denounced the lengthy sentence as a de facto life imprisonment. Your legal team filed an appeal earlier this year, claiming that the biases of the judge and jury had clouded the trial.
Weinstein is also charged with 11 counts of sexual assault in Los Angeles County involving five women. The charges include four counts of forcible rape, four counts of forced oral intercourse, two counts of coerced sexual assault and one count of sexual penetration with use of force. The alleged attacks took place between 2004 and 2013.
He was originally charged in Los Angeles County in January 2020 of sexually assaulting two women in separate incidents over a two-day period in 2013. In April, the prosecutors added an additional fee stemming from an alleged incident at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010, and in October prosecutors added six new charges.
He has denied the allegations, according to his spokesperson Juda Engelmayer.
Harvey Weinstein has always maintained that all his physical encounters throughout his life have been consensual. That hasn’t changed, ”Engelmayer said.
The court hearing comes more than three years after investigative reports by the newspapers The New York Times y The New Yorker revelaran Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual abuse, stalking, and secret deals, who used his influence as a Hollywood man of influence to prey on young women.
The revelations led to a wave of women speaking out publicly about the prevalence of sexual harassment and abuse in what is known as the #MeToo movement.
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