Harvey Weinstein says he didn’t get a good trial, in keeping with an enchantment his legal professionals filed in New York on Monday, April 5, and obtained by E! Information.
The disgraced film producer, 69, was sentenced to 23 years in jail in 2020, after a jury discovered him responsible of sexually assaulting a former manufacturing assistant, Mimi Haleyi, in 2006 and raping actress Jessica Mann within the third diploma in 2013.
His enchantment alleges he was denied his constitutional proper to obtain a good trial with an neutral jury. It consists of seven factors and requests a reversal on each convictions and a dismissal of the cost of third diploma rape.
The doc claims the court docket refused to dismiss a juror “who had written an autobiographical e book concerning the predations of older males towards youthful girls, and who lied concerning the substance of the e book” throughout questioning, in keeping with the enchantment.
Weinstein’s attorneys—Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins—state within the enchantment that they made a movement, which was denied, to discharge the juror as “grossly unqualified,” after she allegedly lied to the court docket about reviewing a e book with a storyline that “mirrored” the subjects of the trial.