LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The defense team for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein convinced a judge to amend one of the sex-related counts he faces here in Los Angeles.
Weinstein’s defense team asked a judge to dismiss three of the 11 counts the former movie producer faces here in Los Angeles. They claim three counts — sexual battery by restraint, forcible oral copulation and forcible rape involving two women between 2004 and 2010 — are beyond the statute of limitations.READ MORE: Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
The judge rejected their arguments on two charges, but instructed prosecutors to return to a grand jury to amend a third charge — sexual battery by restraint.READ MORE: Brush Fire Blackens Nine Acres In Chatsworth
Weinstein was extradited from New York – where he was convicted of rape and was serving a sentence of 23 years in prison — to Los Angeles, where he is charged with sex-related counts involving five women. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
If convicted as charged, Weinstein faces a sentence of 140 years on top of the time he’s serving from his conviction in New York.