Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault conviction upheld by New York appeals court

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NEW YORK — Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault conviction was upheld by a New York appeals court on Thursday. “We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence, and we have considered defendant’s remaining arguments and find them unavailing,” reads the Appellate Division, First Department ruling. A jury found Weinstein guilty on Feb. 24, 2020, of raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann at the DoubleTree hotel in 2013 and sexually assaulting film assistant Miriam Haleyi at his SoHo loft in 2006. He was acquitted on the top count of predatory sexual assault for allegedl…

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