Harvey Weinsteinis back on the West Coast and has just confronted the judge in his LA sexual assault case – he has now been formally charged and denied any wrongdoing … with a formal plea.
The former film producer appeared in person for a hearing Wednesday at an LA County courthouse where the 11 charges he faces were read to him, one by one.
The charges relate to alleged sexual assaults over several years, involving 5 different women. In response, Weinstein pleaded not guilty – which he was supposed to do based on how he had pleaded in the recent past.
Now we are told Weinstein will remain in the custody of Los Angeles authorities while the case is pending. If he does end up on trial – which seems to be the case at this point – it could mean he will be here for a long time.
As we reported … Weinstein was extradited from New York in LA Tuesday. TMZ posted the first pictures of HW getting off the plane, and he appeared to be in civilian clothes… not a prison suit. Remember, he’s already having a hard time in a New York State prison for sexual assault.
However, Weinstein wore a brown prison jumpsuit and a wheelchair during Wednesday’s hearing.
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