Harvey Weinstein Arrives To Court Hearing, This Time With A Walker
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein showed up to court on Wednesday aided by the use of a walker, according to ABC News.
Weinstein was in court over allegations that he violated the terms of his bail by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, the news outlet reported. His bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million, but Judge James Burke rebuffed prosecutors’ request to have Weinstein returned to jail.
Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi told the court on Friday that Weinstein has repeatedly and intentionally left home without the piece of monitoring technology that keeps his ankle bracelet activated, ABC News reported.
Donna Rotunno, Weinstein’s attorney, claimed her client had not left the device at home on purpose, saying it was merely an issue of technical problems, such as dead batteries.
The 67-year-old will undergo back surgery tomorrow, his lawyer said.
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“NEW: Harvey Weinstein appeared in a New York City court using a walker, where bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million over allegations he mishandled his electronic ankle monitor; Weinstein’s rape and sex assault trial is set to begin Jan. 6. https://t.co/jQsBkqE5lO https://t.co/fBpMVwTnev”