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Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized Following Conviction Overturn

Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized Following Conviction Overturn

Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood movie mogul, was urgently hospitalized upon his return to New York after the city’s highest court overturned his 2020 conviction on sex crime charges. His lawyer, Arthur L Aidala, stated that Weinstein needed immediate medical attention, and he is currently undergoing tests and observation at New York’s Bellevue Hospital.

The shocking 4-3 decision by the Court of Appeals found errors in the trial judge’s admission of testimony from additional women who accused Weinstein of abuse, leading to a new trial order. Weinstein’s conviction in 2020 included charges of rape and sexual assault against Jessica Mann and Mimi Haleyi, for which he received a 23-year prison sentence.

Weinstein remains jailed in California on a separate 16-year rape sentence. Details of his specific health problems prompting hospitalization have not been disclosed, but reports suggest he suffers from heart ailments, diabetes, sleep apnea, and other issues. His representative has described the 16-year sentence as cruel due to Weinstein’s age and health condition.

The allegations against Weinstein in 2017 sparked the #MeToo movement, with actresses like Alyssa Milano, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, and Ashley Judd publicly accusing him of sexual assault and harassment, leading to widespread awareness and advocacy against workplace sexual violence.

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