Fix this N.Y. sex crimes statute: Let courts consider ‘prior bad act’ evidence

Taking the wheels of justice in a new direction. (Barry Williams/for New York Daily News) The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual assault is a milestone for the #MeToo movement. It shows what is possible when courageous survivors speak out and prosecutors do the right thing.But it also…

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Readers sound off on Harvey’s guilty verdict, veganism and Pop Smoke murals

Warwick, N.Y.: Harvey Weinstein is a creep and a lowlife, but a rapist? It seems whatever movement is blowing in the wind at the time sets legal precedent. Now any woman can accuse a man of the violent crime of rape years after. No witnesses, no evidence. Yes, friendly emails…

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State Argues Appeal of Gag Order in Dulos Case Should be Dropped

NBC Connecticut The state's Supreme Court is asking prosecutors and the defense in the Dulos case to provide reasons to keep or drop the appeal on the gag order surrounding the case now that the defendant has died.In the order filed earlier this month, the court directed the prosecution and…

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Prosecutor: Apparent suicide makes gag order ‘moot’ in Jennifer Dulos case

While the prosecution says a gag order appeal in the Jennifer Dulos case is now “moot” after her estranged husband’s apparent suicide, his attorney argued in a Tuesday court filing that there is still merit for a Supreme Court ruling.Defense attorney Norm Pattis, representing Fotis Dulos, filed an appeal in…

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Harvey Weinstein Worries NYC Prison Officials, Fear Another Epstein

Harvey Weinstein 's got prison officials in NYC thinking twice about how to deal with him behind bars -- because their biggest fear is another Jeffrey Epstein -like suicide.High-ranking officials at NYC's Department of Corrections tell TMZ ... there's anxiety running through the ranks about another "Epstein Incident" and the…

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The Weinstein Trial’s Imperfect, Moving Conclusion

In finding Harvey Weinstein guilty of felony sex crimes, the court signalled that powerful institutions are beginning to listen to women’s voices.Photograph by Justin Lane / EPA-EFE / Shutterstock On Monday afternoon, the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein , who had been standing trial at the New York Supreme Court…

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“I Haven’t Exhaled in So Long”: Surviving Harvey Weinstein

For many of the women who have publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, his conviction in New York comes after years of frustration. On Monday, a Manhattan jury convicted Harvey Weinstein of sex crimes, and the Hollywood producer was remanded to police custody, where he awaits a…

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The Weinstein Verdict Shows Why Rape Convictions Are So Rare

Andrew Kelly / Reuters A jury has convicted the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who had the starring role of villain in the #MeToo movement, of sexually assaulting two women. He was acquitted of the most serious charge, predatory criminal assault.“This is an absolutely stunning day,” says Jane Manning, a former…

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I Kept Talking to My Rapists

Getty When people ask me why I never reported my rapists, I reply: “It was just easiest for me to pretend it didn’t happen,” “I didn’t want to be a victim,” “I was embarrassed,” “I was scared.” These same explanations appear in the testimonies of the women who say that…

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Harvey Weinstein taken to hospital after being found guilty in landmark #MeToo trial

Harvey Weinstein looked frail as he arrived at court during his trial Harvey Weinstein has been taken to hospital after being convicted of sexual assault and rape.The disgraced former Hollywood producer was found guilty of a criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006…

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