Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood mogul, had appeared in the LA Superior Court, once again denying the 11 charges of rape and sexual assault against him. He came in a wheelchair to this hearing and denied all the charges for the sexual crimes.
Defense attorney Mark Werksman argued that none of the criminal counts were proven by the prosecutors and therefore, they should not be allowed in trial. The counsel also stated that Weinstein currently cannot walk or see and is in need of eye surgery.
Weinstein also denied that he ever assaulted Hollywood A-Lister Angelina Jolie after she recently revealed that she had to “escape” a chance meeting with the disgraced movie mogul. Weinstein claims, “There was never an assault, and never an attempt to assault.” He continues to say, “You are Angelina Jolie, every male and female in the world, I’m sure, shows interest in you. Is the whole world assaulting you?”
This statement was said in response to Jolie revealing the fact that her experience with Weinstein was “beyond a pass” while she was promoting her upcoming book “Know Your Right.” Jolie also reveals that she had told her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, about this incident. Angelina had first opened up about this issue back in 2017, claiming he had made “unwanted advances” towards her in a hotel room.