Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein appeal rape conviction

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FILE — In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, in New York. More than a year after Weinstein’s rape conviction, his lawyers are demanding a new trial, arguing in court papers Monday, April 5, 2021, that the landmark #MeToo prosecution that put him behind bars was buoyed by improper rulings from a judge who was “cavalier” in protecting the disgraced movie mogul’s right to a fair trial. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(WLNS) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein filed an appeal to overturn a conviction.

Weinstein was convicted last year on third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act charges.
Weinstein’s attorneys argue their client did not receive a fair trial.

They also contend the judge in the trial did not adhere to commonly accepted principles of New York Law.

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence for the conviction at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

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