Weinstein arrives on walking frame for start of rape trial – as new charges filed

Harvey Weinstein has appeared at New York’s supreme court for the first day of his rape trial.

The 67-year-old Hollywood producer is facing five charges including rape and sexual assault involving two women, which he denies.

It comes as he was charged in Los Angeles on Monday with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013.

Prosecutors in the Californian city have been reviewing eight cases of alleged sexual assault.

Weinstein looked frail as he entered the New York court building using a walking frame, which his lawyers say he needs following back surgery – and his hair was dishevelled.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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