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Even though Harvey Weinstein has already been charged with sexually assaulting two women in 2013, the tussle between the system and Weinstein continues to go down in other fashion.
The latest update in that us how attorneys for Harvey Weinstein want reporters barred from jury selection for the movie producer’s rape trial in New York. To act on that desire, Weinstein’s attorneys filed a new motion on Friday asking for individual jury selection — a move that was swiftly denied by Justice James Burke.
“Most people do not speak in front of the international media,” argued Weinstein’s attorney Arthur Aidala. “That’s not a normal case. I don’t think there is any other case in this building where a juror is going to say something and it’s going to be [reported in the press].”
The request for individual jury selection resulted in a contentious back-and-forth between Aidala and Judge Burke. Presenting a motion to the judge, Aidala initially said, “After we conclude this type of dwindling down of the jury, we think it’s in both sides’ best interest what has been done in other high-profile cases and to do individual sequestered jury selection.”
Barely letting Aidala finish his sentence, Judge Burke forcefully ruled, “Denied!”
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