Harvey Weinstein to launch new bid for freedom — despite facing more sex abuse accusations

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DISGRACED Harvey Weinstein will launch a new bid for freedom — despite facing fresh sex abuse accusations.

The Hollywood producer is planning to file an appeal against his rape conviction in the next three months.

Harvey Weinstein will launch a new bid for freedom — despite facing fresh sex abuse accusations

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Harvey Weinstein will launch a new bid for freedom — despite facing fresh sex abuse accusationsCredit: Alamy Live News

Weinstein, 68, branded a predator at his trial, is serving 23 years after being found guilty of rape and sexual assault against two women. Spokesman Juda Engelmayer said: “We expect there to be an appeal.”

Weinstein, with mounting legal bills, failed in October to secure his release on bail due to health issues.

And a British former assistant has now brought an employment tribunal case against him and other men she claims helped him carry out “unlawful acts of assault and harassment”.

Her lawyer Jonathan Cohen QC, told a court in November the aspiring film-maker would make “some of the most ­astonishing allegations a tribunal will ever see”.

He said she was alleging “horrendous sexual abuse by Mr Weinstein” and sexual harassment of a “truly shocking nature”.

Representatives of Weinstein are yet to respond to those claims.

The Oscar-winner is also facing rape and ­sexual battery charges in California while his former firm, The Weinstein Company, is subject to bankruptcy proceedings.

The Weinstein Company is said to owe money to a number of celebs, including Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, above

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The Weinstein Company is said to owe money to a number of celebs, including Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, aboveCredit: Getty Images – Getty

It is said to owe money to a number of celebs, including Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence and former president Barack Obama’s daughter Malia, who served an internship with his company.

De Niro, 77, claims that the studio owes him almost £700,000 for work on Silver Linings Playbook.

Weinstein suffered a Covid scare at the Wende Correctional Facility, in New York state but is now on the mend.

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