Part of Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case dropped by New York judge

NY prosecutor drops part of sex assault case against Harvey Weinstein

A judge in NY has dismissed one of the six sex assault charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Evans' attorney was not pleased with Thursday's developments.

The judge said the case involving then-actress Lucia Evans was dismissed. this after prosecutors jumped the gun and asked the judge to 86 the charge of sexual assault.

In an expose published in The New Yorker one year ago Wednesday, Evans accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex when they met alone in his office in 2004 to discuss her fledgling acting career.

Weinstein, who has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, still faces charges over allegations he raped an unidentified woman in his hotel room in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006.

"My client has sacrificed everything for her day in court to hold Harvey Weinstein responsible for sexual assault", said Evans' lawyer Carrie Goldberg.

But a prior employer of Evans turned over the personal writings she'd left on the company computer, which appear to contradict her grand jury testimony, a law enforcement source said.

But Evans' attorney said the decision does not "invalidate the truth of her claims".

Mr Brafman also said he would investigate what he said had been "perjury" before the grand jury which indicted Mr Weinstein, as well as the conduct of a NY police officer who had worked on the case.

"The integrity of these proceedings has been compromised", he said.

Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman maintained the jettisoned count is a sign the entire case is built on a weak foundation, one he and the legal team intend to spend the next several weeks undermining.

"It only speaks volumes about the Manhattan district attorney's office and its mishandling of my client's case".

Weinstein's defence lawyer later suggested, outside court, that Ms Evans should be criminally prosecuted for perjury. The former movie producer pleaded not guilty to all of them and was granted bail at $1 million. The judge called a hearing for December 20, when he is expected to rule on those motions, meaning the flagship trial of the #MeToo era will not see serious courtroom action until well into 2019, if indeed it does proceed to trial. "The evidence shows that the criminal case against him is strong".

The Manhattan DA's Office ultimately said they would not oppose dismissing the count based on Evans' allegations, but would move forward with the rest of the case.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jnr has already been fiercely criticised for declining to prosecute Weinstein when an Italian model accused him of grabbing her breasts in 2015.

New York Police officials poured on the pressure, too, saying publicly that they believed they had gathered ample evidence to make an arrest.

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