Harvey Weinstein’s court hearing delayed

Harvey Weinstein’s court hearing delayed

Harvey Weinstein’s court hearing has been delayed until November.
The 66-year-old disgraced movie producer was due to face the Manhattan Supreme Court this week for rape and sexual assault charges, but the office of New You County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced on Monday (17.09.18) morning that the hearing has been adjourned until November 8.
Defence attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement: "This is a consented to adjournment so both sides can complete their respective investigations."
As of the time of writing, the exact reasons for the adjournment have not been revealed, however Deadline report the delay is intended to give Weinstein and Brafman time to respond to the District Attorney’s stern rejection of their attempt to have the case dismissed last month.
In their August 3 filing, Weinstein and Brafman entered emails from his rape accuser into evidence, in which she told him she loves him.
The documents show email exchanges between Weinstein and the unnamed woman over a course of several years, between April 2013 and February 2017, and include messages which seemingly state the accuser held affections for the producer.
In one email dated on September 11 2013, the woman writes "Miss you big guy," followed by another email a few months later which reads: "You’re the one who makes it look good with your smile and beautiful eyes."
A separate email sent on July 10 2014 reads: "There’s no one else I would enjoy catching up with that understands me quite like you."
And in February last year, the accuser seemingly tells Weinstein she loves him in an email which stated: "I love you, always do. But I hate feeling like a booty call."
Along with the filing of the emails as evidence, Weinstein and Brafman, were seeking to dismiss "the indictment because the District Attorney failed to provide the Grand Jury with exculpatory evidence of the long-term, consensual, intimate relationship between Mr. Weinstein and the alleged rape victim."