His lawyers are calling for a climate of repression and a “popular vendetta” near his September trial.
Harvey Weinstein should wait for next month’s trial without moving a centimeter.
With the electronic ankle bracelet, the manufacturer has a formal ban on leaving New York and Connecticut without court approval. On Tuesday, the former Miramax owner’s request to go to Europe for a business meeting in August was rejected by US justice, according to Variety.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, asked in a letter to Judge James Burke to authorize his client to go to Rome for a meeting with Giuseppe Tornatore, the director of the film “Cinema Paradiso”, and with Ennio Morricone, aged 90. years old and unable to travel to the United States.
The meeting should establish a possible adaptation on the stage of the Oscar-winning feature film.
Manhattan judge James Burke denied the request without explanation.
Weinstein distributed “Cinema Paradiso” in the US where the Italian feature film was rewarded with the Oscar for “the best foreign film” in 1990.
According to Variety, the producer would like to go to Spain to meet with orchestras, set designers and potential investors during the planned trip between August 12 and August 22.
In October 2017, in a NY Times article, dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein, an Oscar-winning producer of sexual harassment and assault. Most of the incidents referred to were from the 1990s, but recent events have also been discussed. That was the starting point for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. After several waves of accusations against Weinstein, TWC went bankrupt in March 2018.
Although Harvey Weinstein has reached agreements in several trials, he is still charged in dozens of cases. In September, Weinstein will appear before a New York court of justice in a rape lawsuit. The allegations refer to incidents between 2006 and 2013.