Harvey Weinstein’s sex assault trial has been pushed back at least a month, The Post reported. Justice James Burke and prosecutors have agreed to set the new date as June 3rd. The trial will be held at the Manhattan Supreme Court.
Lawyers for the disgraced movie mogul requested additional time. Weinstein reported to court last month with his new legal eagles (Jose Baez, Ronald Sullivan and Duncan Levin) after his high-profile criminal defense lawyer Ben Brafman reportedly quit the case. His new team is controversial as Baez and Sullivan once repped one his noisiest decriers, Rose McGowan.
He faces life in prison if convicted on charges of forcibly performing oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping a longtime lover in a Manhattan hotel in 2013. He denies all charges.
LENA HEADEY SPEAKS OUT
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey, meanwhile, is claiming that rejecting Weinstein’s sexual advances irreparably damaged her career.
“After he was discovered to be a slimeball, on a grander scale than me just knowing it, I did start thinking, ‘F–k, maybe because I didn’t shag him, that’s impacted a decade of my working life,’” the 45-year-old actress told the Sunday Times.
“Because I did two jobs for Miramax before those incidents, and after that there was nothing.”