Harvey Weinstein’s trial for sexual assault will begin on May 6 in Manhattan.
Weinstein faces five counts for allegedly assaulting two women two women. Just over two weeks ago, Weinstein filed a motion to have those cases dismissed but the filing was rejected by the judge.
According to Vulture, Weinstein’s lawyer Ben Brafman said “I think we will fairly soon” in reference to going to trial.
“We intend to vigorously defend this case to the best of our ability. We remain confident despite the court’s ruling today, that ultimately at a trial of this case Mr. Weinstein will be completely exonerated.”
More than 50 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
Hollywood Angelina Jolie actress told the New York Times:
“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth and as a result chose never to work with him again, and warn others when they did.”
Weinstein was arrested back in May 2018 where his bail was set at $10 million. He posted bail using $1 million cash and was fitted with a monitoring device to track all of his movements.
He still maintains his innocence.