Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Calif. Rape Charges

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday entered a plea of not guilty to multiple rape and sexual assault charges in a Los Angeles courtroom as he made his first appearance in the California criminal case against him.

According to published reports, the 69-year-old Weinstein entered the courtroom in a wheelchair and spoke only to say "thank you" in response to Superior Court Judge Sergio Tapia wishing him luck as the brief hearing ended.

The former film producer is facing four counts of forcible rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint and one...

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