Weinstein to be Rearraigned as DA Seeks ‘Sopranos’ Actress’s testimony

Posted at 10:10 AM, August 23, 2019 and last updated 3:51 PM, May 17, 2023


NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a new indictment as prosecutors seek to have jurors hear from an actress who has accused him of a 1993 rape.


Court officials say the disgraced movie mogul is due in court the same day an appeals court is expected to rule on his lawyers’ motion to move his trial out of New York City.

Prosecutors have said the new indictment won’t result in additional charges and shouldn’t delay Weinstein’s Sept. 9 trial.

FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Prosecutors say having “The Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra testify will solve a problem the judge found in one of the charges.

The judge is allowing other accusers who aren’t involved in the criminal case to testify, as prosecutors look to show a pattern of misconduct.

A telephone message was left with Weinstein’s lawyer.