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Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial set for May

NEW YORK: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will go on trial in Manhattan on May 6 on charges of sexually assaulting two women, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Weinstein is accused of forcibly performing oral sex on a woman in July 2006 and raping another woman in March 2013. He faces five charges, including rape, and a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. More than 70 women, mostly young actresses and others in the movie business, have accused Weinstein, 66, of sexual assaults dating back decades. The…

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to dismiss criminal case

NEW YORK: A New York state judge on Thursday denied Harvey Weinstein’s motion to dismiss criminal charges that he sexually assaulted two women, rejecting the movie producer’s argument that the case was tainted by police and prosecutorial misconduct. Supreme Court Justice James Burke in Manhattan announced his decision at a hearing in a packed courtroom. Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Weinstein, told reporters outside the courthouse he was disappointed in the decision but was confident his client would prevail at trial.…

Harvey Weinstein appears in court to answer rape, sex abuse charges

NEW YORK: Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse and was taken to court in handcuffs, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s highest ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax film studio and the Weinstein Co of sexual misconduct, including rape, with some allegations dating back decades. He has denied having nonconsensual sex with anyone, and his lawyer Benjamin Brafman…

Caught On Camera: Medical college principal sexually harassing girls during job interview

KARACHI: At a time when the whole world is debating the issue, Sar-e-Aam team led by host Iqrar-ul-Hassan caught on camera a college principal sexually harassing girls during job interviews. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEOS As Sar-e-Aam team received a lot of complaints about Jinnah Homeopathic Medical College's Principal Dr. Muhammad Ali. The complainants maintained that the man sexually harasses girls during job interview as he regularly changes personal secretaries. The aged man was caught on camera asking for sexual…

UK minister apologises for Weinstein ‘joke’ on live radio

LONDON: A British minister apologised "unreservedly" on Saturday after making a joke about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on a live BBC radio show. Environment Secretary Michael Gove drew immediate ire after comparing being interviewed by the programme's presenter with "going into Harvey Weinstein's bedroom," adding "you hope to emerge with your dignity intact". Gove, who was facing questions from interviewer John Humphrys in a special edition of BBC Radio 4's "Today" show in front of a live audience, swiftly…