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Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles for new trial

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New York (AFP) – Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been serving a 23-year prison sentence for sexual assault in New York since last year, was on his way to Los Angeles on Tuesday for a second trial in which he will face new charges. The once all-powerful Hollywood producer — whose downfall was seen as a major victory for the #MeToo movement — is accused in Los Angeles of rape and sexual assault of five women, which could land him in prison for up to an additional 140 years.  The 69-year-old left the Wende prison in upstate New York shortly before 9:30 am (1330 GMT) and was h…

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