Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to New Indictment

August 26, 2019 - 6:59 am

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial will be pushed back to January.
The movie mogul pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment that adds two new charges of predatory sexual assault. He entered the plea in a Manhattan courtroom.

Prosecutors had said the new indictment was needed to lay the legal foundation for "Sopranos'' actress Annabella Sciorra to testify against Weinstein. She claims he raped her in 1993.

Court papers filed by the defense called it an "11th-hour maneuver'' that "raises significant legal issues'' and predicted it could delay the trial.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.