Cyrus Vance Jr., George Gascón, Harvey Weinstein

Cyrus Vance Jr., George Gascón

Harvey Weinstein Hit With New Indictment By LA Grand Jury; Extradition From NY Delayed Again

Harvey Weinstein Hit With New Indictment By LA Grand Jury; Extradition From NY Delayed Again

4/12/2021 10:10:00 PM

Harvey Weinstein Hit With New Indictment By LA Grand Jury; Extradition From NY Delayed Again

With a new indictment coming down from a Los Angeles grand jury, Harvey Weinstein ’s long delayed extradition hearing today in upstate New York to face West Coast justice just hit the pause button a…

extradition hearing today in upstate New York to face West Coast justice just hit the pause button anew.Due to objections by the incarcerated producer’s East Coast lawyer over the latest developments in the City of Angels, further discussion on the interstate transfer has been pushed to April 30 at 9:30 AM ET. In the faint hopes to move this much mired matter along, Eerie County Count Judge Kenneth Case wants paperwork from Weinstein’s attorney Norman Effman by April 20 and response from the local District Attorney by April 27.

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Mirroring the previous charges that the Pulp Fiction EP already faced on the West Coast, the newly minted11 counts of sexual assault from the City of Angels grand jury are presently under seal. Though the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office had no comment on the alleged grand jury proceedings of late last week, sources tell Deadline that the purpose of the move by D.A George Gascón’s team was to fast track a potential Weinstein trial out in L.A.

Related StoryHarvey Weinstein Finally Launches Appeal Of NY Sex Crimes Verdict As LA Extradition Hearing LoomsConfirming the secret indictment today, Weinstein’s East Coast lawyer Effman noted on camera in Monday’s shortish hearing that he had read the sealed material just before the weekend. “One of the charges has been changed somewhat,” Effman stated, asserting it was due to a fine tuning of the timeline of one of the claims.

Under the previous LA charges and looking at decades more behind bars if found guilty, the 69-year old Weinstein is up against four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, one count of sexual penetration by use of force, and two counts sexual battery by restraint and sexual battery in incidents involving five women from 2004 to 2013. Aiming for maximum media exposure in an election year, the charges were first announced by former LA DA Jackie Lacey last year, on the day Weinstein’s Manhattan sex crimes trial

started, with more added later.“We’re not trying to avoid what is going to happen in California,” Effman told Judge Case and others in the semi-virtual hearing today. “We believe there is not only a defense to these charges, we believe there is a very good defense to these charges, we believe there will be an acquittal,” he added, throwing in “Mr. Weinstein isn’t going anywhere.”

Wearing a burgundy colored outfit, the Oscar winning producer himself was seen on camera sitting in a stark conference room from the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, NY. Hindering the start of the hearing on Monday, that feed was interrupted just as Judge Case took his seat in the upstate NY courtroom.

When he was seen on screen Weinstein was occasionally accompanied by a masked female associate of Effman’s. Weinstein’s West Coast attorney Mark Werksman observed today’s hearing for his client. The LA Country District Attorney’s office was in an observation mode for the hearing.

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Today’s hearing also comes a week after Weinsteinfiled his long-anticipated appealon the 23-year sentence he started serving on March 11, 2020 after being found guilty of two sex crime felony charges. The office of retiring Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. has not yet filed a response to that appeal.

Further complicating the complex legal issues around the disgraced and much accused Weinstein’s cases are the “multiple medical issues,” he is dealing with, said Effman today. Already a spanner in the works has made itself clear with sight and dental procedures scheduled for the near blind Weinstein in the upcoming months.

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