Harvey Weinstein appeals his rape conviction, claiming he didn't get a fair trial  


BREAKING NEWS: Harvey Weinstein appeals his rape conviction, claiming he didn’t get a fair trial

Harvey Weinstein has filed an appeal on his rape and sex crimes conviction, claiming he didn’t receive a fair trial. 

The disgraced movie mogul’s lawyer filed a 166-page appeal in Manhattan on Monday, in which they claimed the judge allowed too much testimony about Weinstein’s reputation and character. 

They say that is what led the jury to convict him, rather than the facts of the case. 

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison. He is already 69 and, as his lawyers routinely pointed out during the trial, in poor health. 

Weinstein was convicted of one count of criminal sexual assault in the first degree and one count of rape in the third degree last February. 

He was cleared of three other charges. He was sentenced on March 11.  

Harvey Weinstein has filed an appeal on his rape and sex crimes conviction, claiming he didn't receive a fair trial

Harvey Weinstein has filed an appeal on his rape and sex crimes conviction, claiming he didn’t receive a fair trial

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