New York Court to Hear Weinstein’s Appeal in 2020 Court Case
New York’s highest court has agreed to hear Harvey Weinstein’s appeal challenging his 2020 conviction on sex crime charges. The ruling will allow Weinstein’s lawyers to argue their case before the court, more than two years after he was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape charges and sentenced to 23 years in prison. The allegations against Weinstein fueled the #metoo movement and encouraged women to speak out against sexual abuse with his sentencing garnering praise from prosecutors and leaders of the movement. Weinstein has maintained his innocence and denied all allegations against him.