Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer said he will plead not guilty after Weinstein turned himself in for sexual criminal acts Friday.
In a statement, Weinstein’s lawyer stated, “Mr. Weinstein will enter a plea of not guilty. We intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges. We believe that they are constitutionally flawed. We believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence, and we believe that at the end of the process, Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated.”
His lawyer also added that Weinstein is feeling “as well as can be expected when you are accused of a crime that you have vehemently deny having committed,” adding, “I anticipate that this case will ultimately be resolved favorably as to Mr. Weinstein.”
He is facing charges of first-degree rape, third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sex acts.
Weinstein was granted bail for $1 million in Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment Friday. He is also restricted to traveling only between New York and Connecticut and is required to submit electronic monitoring of his movements.
Over 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual abuse, prompting the #MeToo movement.
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