Judge drops four of 11 charges against Harvey Weinstein at trial

The judge at the Harvey Weinstein trial in Los Angeles dropped four of 11 sexual assault charges against the movie mogul after prosecutors said they would not proceed with the related charges. one of his accusers.

Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench dismissed two counts of rape and two other counts of sexual assault against the 70-year-old man.

The move appears to have occurred since the opening statement of the trial three weeks ago, when prosecutors in the opening statement mentioned only the four women Weinstein was accused of assault, ignoring the accuser. indictment identified in the indictment as Jane Doe #5.

Initially, prosecutors upheld the charges and left open the possibility that the woman would testify, while Weinstein’s defense sought a definitive decision on the matter.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office did not provide an explanation as to why it chose to exclude the woman from the trial.

The remaining charges against Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York, are two counts of rape and five other counts of sexual assault.

He has pleaded not guilty and says he did not engage in non-consensual sex.

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