Latest Harvey Weinstein News

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

Aug. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993 . The disgraced movie mogul is set to be arraigned Monday on the revised charges, which Weinstein's lawyers called an unfair...

Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

Aug. 20, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can't get a fair trial. In a longshot motion filed with the New York State appellate court on Friday, attorney Arthur Aidala suggested the trial be moved...

Cosby lawyers ask appeals court to toss #MeToo conviction

Aug. 12, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday questioned why actor Bill Cosby never got a supposed non-prosecution agreement in writing as his lawyers asked the panel to overturn his sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 82, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term for drugging and molesting...

Cosby appeal tests other accusers' testimony in #MeToo era

Aug. 11, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

When three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges gather Monday to hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his sexual assault conviction, more than the aging comedian's freedom may be at stake. As the first celebrity convicted in the #MeToo era, the court scrutiny of the case could cement — or threaten — the...

Review: High-octane cast can't save this messy 'Kitchen'

Aug. 8, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

It happens in even the best kitchens: You bring together top-quality ingredients and a promising recipe, but somehow the end result comes out tasting wrong, just wrong. And that's what's happened, alas, with "The Kitchen," a New York mob story starring, for a change, women — the estimable trio of Melissa...

Judge rejects Weinstein appeal over sex trafficking charge

Aug. 5, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein lost an effort Monday to get a federal appeals court to quickly decide whether sex trafficking claims can legally be brought against him. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan rejected the request by the disgraced movie mogul to immediately go to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...

'Art of Self-Defense' examines, satirizes toxic masculinity

Jul. 23, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Riley Stearns says he didn't realize he was making a perfect movie for 2019 when he started writing "The Art of Self-Defense " four years ago. But his darkly comedic riff on toxic masculinity starring Jesse Eisenberg as a timid and "weak" man who takes up karate just kept...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Jul. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred...

The Latest: Weinstein: I 'won the lottery' with new lawyer

Jul. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on efforts to recast Harvey Weinstein's legal team (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Harvey Weinstein has responded to his former lawyer's comment that leaving the disgraced movie mogul's sexual assault case was like winning the lottery. A judge Thursday approved a swap...

Judge approves new Weinstein legal team led by #MeToo critic

Jul. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave Harvey Weinstein the green light Thursday to shake up his defense team yet again — this time a mere two months before the disgraced movie mogul whose case inspired the #MeToo movement is due to stand trial in New York on sexual assault charges. One lawyer had already...