Harvey Weinstein trial begins in Los Angeles – BBC News

Harvey Weinstein has gone on trial in Los Angeles, where the imprisoned former film producer is facing 11 further charges of abuse.

The 70-year-old is currently serving 23 years in jail in New York, after he was convicted there for sexual assaults including rape.

The new charges include allegations of assault and rape that allegedly took place in Los Angeles hotels between 2004 and 2013.

He denies the charges. If convicted, Weinstein could face 140 additional years behind bars.

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