Harvey Weinstein was given permission to challenge his conviction for rape and sexual assault.

The written decision was sent to Weinstein’s lawyers, and according to Reuters it did not contain details on the reasons that may have led to the decision.

It means that the highest court in the state of New York will listen to the arguments Weinsteinof lawyers and prosecutors and then decide to confirm the sentence or order a retrial.

In June, a lower appeals court upheld the conviction, dismissing arguments that the Manhattan trial judge made several mistakes that tainted the trial.

In a 45-page ruling, the appeals court said trial judge James Burke appropriately exercised his discretion in allowing prosecutors to support their case with the testimony of three women who accused Weinstein of violating them. but whose claims did not lead to allegations in the New York case.

Weinstein, 70, is serving a 23-year prison sentence in California, where he was extradited in 2021 while awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting five women in Los Angeles and Beverley Hills from 2004 to 2013.

He has pleaded not guilty to the accusations.

Weinstein was sentenced in March 2020 of a criminal sex act on a television and film production assistant in 2006 and raping an actress in 2016.

He was acquitted of first-degree rape charges and two charges of predatory sexual assault stemming from the accusations of actress Annabella Sciorra.

Sciorra’s claims date back to the 1990s and he renounced the right to anonymity

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