New York State vs. Harvey Weinstein
Beginning on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to stand trial in New York City Criminal Court on five charges:
- Two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault;
- One count of Rape in the First Degree;
- One count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree; and
- One count of Rape in the Third Degree, which is defined in New York State as sexual intercourse without consent.
The trial, which is expected to last for two months, will be presided over by Judge James Burke.
Proceeding separately is another criminal case brought by the Los Angeles District Attorney involving charges of “forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery,” an ongoing investigation by British authorities, federal sex trafficking charges, and about a dozen civil lawsuits related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and retaliation.
Among the civil lawsuits are:
- A class action lawsuit that is reportedly close to reaching a settlement;
- A lawsuit alleging retaliation filed by Ashley Judd;
- A racketeering lawsuit against Weinstein and associates filed by Rose McGowan; and
- A lawsuit was also filed under New York’s new Child Victims Act by a woman who alleges Weinstein sexually assaulted her when she was just 16 years old.
Learn more about:
- The legal issues at play in the New York criminal case;
- How trauma affects survivors of sexual assault; and
- How trauma affects memories and the relevance of “false memories” in this case.
Read the latest coverage of the case here.