Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will be arraigned Monday on a superseding indictment in his Manhattan sexual assault case—a new twist that may delay his trial.
The new indictment has not been made public yet, but The New York Times reported last week that prosecutors were going before a grand jury again so that “The Sopranos” actress and alleged Weinstein accuser Annabella Sciorra can take the stand.
Sciorra has publicly alleged that Weinstein raped her in her Manhattan apartment in 1993. That incident is outside the statute of limitation, and she was not part of the original case the Manhattan District Attorney’s office brought against the toppled Hollywood titan.
The previous indictment charged Weinstein, 67, with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a sex act on a different woman in 2006. Among the charges he faces are two counts of predatory sexual assault; to convict on those, a jury would have to find that he had attacked at least two women.
Prosecutors wanted to use Sciorra as a witness to bolster the predatory sexual assault charge, but Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James Burke said they could not do it because she had not testified before the original grand jury.
So in an Aug. […]
Harvey Weinstein to Be Arraigned on New Indictment
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