Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction upheld by appeals court

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Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appellate court has upheld Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction, rejecting the disgraced movie mogul’s claims that the judge at the landmark #MeToo trial prejudiced him by allowing women to testify about allegations that weren’t part of the criminal case.

The ruling Thursday by a five-judge panel in the state’s intermediate appeals court affirmed a milestone verdict in America’s reckoning with sexual misconduct by powerful figures.

That era that began with a flood of allegations against Weinstein.

Weinstein is jailed in California, where he was extradited last year and is awaiting trial on charges he assaulted five women from 2004 to 2013.

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