During Monday morning’s hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, prosecutors revealed they are seeking to admit other evidence of alleged sexual misconduct currently under seal.
After the hearing, Weinstein’s defense attorney, Mark Werksman, said he wants what he calls a tsunami of unproven bad acts from prosecutors to not be allowed in trial.
The producer, in a wheelchair, was dressed in a dark brown jail jumpsuit and wore glasses in court. Werksman said his client cannot walk or see and needs eye surgery. His next court date in the case is October 25.
The hearings come nearly four years after investigative stories by The New York Times and The New Yorker revealed Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual abuse, harassment and secret settlements as he used his influence as a Hollywood power broker to take advantage of young women.