Weinstein faces new charges, trial postponed

NEW YORK (AFP) – Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to two new charges of sexual predatory assault yesterday as a judge postponed his trial until next year.

Weinstein, already indicted over two sexual assault allegations, was slapped with the additional counts in a new indictment put before a court in New York.

Judge James Burke postponed the start of the trial from next month to January 6, 2020 to give Weinstein’s defence time to prepare.

Weinstein, 67, laughed and said “not really” when he was asked by the judge whether he wanted to go to trial.

It was not immediately clear if the new indictment contained accusations by new women.

Once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Weinstein has been accused of harassment and assault by more than 80 women, including stars such as Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd.