Hollywood icon and abortion activist Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted five women. The disgraced movie producer pleaded not guilty to 11 sexual assault charges in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday
“His lawyers filed a motion to dismiss three of the 11 counts against him, saying the statute of limitations has expired. The attorney also requested a medical evaluation, which the judge granted,” CNN reported. “The 11 charges include four counts of forcible rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, and one count of sexual penetration by use of force. The alleged assaults involve five women between 2004 and 2013. His next court appearance is July 29.”
Last year, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was found guilty of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree rape.
Weinstein, who is connected with Planned Parenthood and top pro-abortion politicians like Hillary Clinton, was charged with five sex crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault. The jury released its decision last month and found him not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have netted him a life decision. But the Hollywood mogul faced up to 25 years in prison on the other charges on which he was convicted.
Last month, a New York judge approved his extradition to Los Angeles County for him to face further charges.
Weinstein has denied the allegations, according to his spokesman Juda Engelmayer.
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“Harvey Weinstein has always maintained that every one of his physical encounters throughout his entire life have been consensual. That hasn’t changed,” Engelmayer said.
Before he faced public scrutiny over the charges, Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, attended Planned Parenthood’s 100th-anniversary gala in New York City.
At the celebration, Planned Parenthood awarded former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the Champion of the Century Award. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein gave Clinton a standing ovation at the event where she insisted on the “morality” of “reproductive health care” (aka abortion) and stressed “trusting and valuing women.”
“Protecting access to the full range of reproductive health care. It is a health issue, of course, it is a core economic issue. Women in every corner of our country understand that intimately. And anyone who wants to lead should also understand that fundamentally, this is an issue of morality,” Clinton said. “I wish it were common ground, but I know for sure it is higher ground. And I believe, as you do, that trusting and valuing women is the right and moral position to take.”
According to Artnet editor Sarah Cascone, Weinstein also purchased artwork by British painter Cecily Brown at a charity auction at the gala for $100,000.
After LifeNews and other outlets reported on the connection, Planned Parenthood tried to distance itself from Weinstein, saying the pledge “went unfulfilled,” according to Breitbart.
“Harvey Weinstein is not and has never been a donor to Planned Parenthood Federation of America,” a Planned Parenthood spokesperson told Breitbart. “The $100,000 pledge referenced went unfulfilled.”
It seems odd that he would attend a charity dinner for Planned Parenthood and not make a donation. He even sat at a prominent table, beside Hillary Clinton and several well-known female actresses, according to the report.
Whether he donated or not, Weinstein has supported the abortion chain in other ways. In 2012, he promoted Planned Parenthood during an expensive fundraising banquet at his waterfront home in Connecticut for pro-abortion President Barack Obama, the Hartford Courant reports.
“Leading with your heart is the utmost for this president,” Weinstein said in his introduction of Obama. “Fighting for Planned Parenthood and protecting women’s rights, this president has fought the good fight.”
The Hartford Courant, which reported the statement last week, pointed out: “Weinstein’s comments that night about ‘protecting women’s rights’ provide a sharp contrast to the widespread allegations of sexual harassment that have been levied against him in recent days by multiple actresses.”
While none of the accusations against Weinstein involve abortion, sexual abuse and abortion frequently are connected. Legalized abortion provides a convenient way for sexual abusers to cover up their crimes, and abortion clinics have been caught agreeing to help cover up sexual abuse.
Weinstein is known for movies such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient” and “The King’s Speech.”