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1 sexual assault count against Harvey Weinstein dismissed, for now

1 sexual assault count against Harvey Weinstein dismissed, for now
Posted at 2:02 PM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 17:05:10-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has dismissed one of 11 sexual assault counts against Harvey Weinstein, giving the former movie mogul and convicted rapist a victory that could be temporary.

Judge Lisa Lench agreed with his defense attorneys Thursday that a count alleging sexual battery by restraint in 2010 was too old, and outside the statute of limitations. But she said the prosecution could refile the charge in a different way.

The 69-year-old Weinstein was in the courtroom for the hearing. He pleaded not guilty to all 11 counts in his first California court appearance last week.