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New York’s top court overturns Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction

New York’s highest court overturned Harvey Weinstein’s 2020 rape conviction due to unfair testimony, leaving many shocked and disappointed. The ruling resulted in a retrial for Weinstein, who remains in prison for another conviction in Los Angeles. The decision by the court reopened discussions around sexual misconduct by powerful individuals, acknowledging that the original trial shifted cultural attitudes regarding sexual assault. Despite the ruling being based on legal technicalities, advocates believe Weinstein will face consequences in a retrial. Many accusers expressed mixed emotions, with some feeling that their efforts to bring Weinstein to justice were not in vain.


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