Weinstein, 69, appeared in a wheelchair within the listening to, whereas a medical masks coated his mouth and sat below his nostril.
His use of a wheelchair displays what his attorneys have stated is his deteriorating bodily well being in recent times. Throughout his legal trial in New York early final yr, he arrived to court docket every day utilizing a walker, and he appeared at his sentencing in March 2020 in a wheelchair.
Within the brief court docket listening to Wednesday, Weinstein did and stated little. His legal professionals filed a movement to dismiss three of the 11 counts in opposition to him, saying the statute of limitations has expired. The lawyer additionally requested a medical analysis, which the decide granted.
The 11 expenses embrace 4 counts of forcible rape, 4 counts of forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, and one rely of sexual penetration by use of power. The alleged assaults contain 5 girls between 2004 and 2013.
His subsequent court docket look is July 29.
The revelations led to a wave of ladies talking publicly in regards to the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and harassment in what’s often called the #MeToo motion.
“I am not going to say these aren’t nice individuals, I had great instances with these individuals, you understand,” Weinstein stated of the ladies who accused him of assault. “It’s simply I am completely confused and I believe males are confused about all of those points.”
Final month, a New York decide accepted his extradition to Los Angeles County for him to face additional expenses.
He has denied the allegations, based on his spokesman Juda Engelmayer.
“Harvey Weinstein has all the time maintained that each one of his bodily encounters all through his total life have been consensual. That hasn’t modified,” Engelmayer stated.
CNN’s Lauren del Valle contributed to this report.