Weinstein seeks to appeal judge's casting couch ruling
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Date: 08/28/2018 01:00 AM
FILE - Toronto, 9 Sept. 2017
1. Wide of Harvey Weinstein entering theater at Toronto Film Festival, shaking hands with actor Nicholas Hoult
FILE - New York, 28 April 2017
2. Various of Harvey Weinstein arriving at the 25th anniversary screening of 'Reservoir Dogs'
FILE - New York, 10 Feb. 2016
3. Medium of Harvey Weinstein posing for photos with TV personality Sandra Lee at an amfAR gala
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Harvey Weinstein/Film Producer:
(Reporter: "Being honored tonight by such an important origination, what does it feel like?")
"Well, I worked for twenty five years here, I don't deserve it, but I'm glad to be here."
FILE - Los Angeles, 7 Sept. 2016
5. Various of Harvey Weinstein posing with Usher and Terry Lewis at Usher's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
FILE - Park City, Utah, 25 Jan. 2017
6. Various of Harvey Weinstein and Jay Z at a Sundance Film Festival premiere
FILE - New York, 15 Feb. 2017
7. Medium of Harvey Weinstein seated front row next to Anna Wintour at a Marchesa fashion show
FILE - London, 13 Sept. 2014
8. Wide of Harvey Weinstein greeting Katy Perry at a Marchesa fashion show
WEINSTEIN SEEKS TO APPEAL JUDGE'S CASTING COUCH RULING
Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein want to appeal a court ruling that lets an aspiring actress' lawsuit equating Hollywood's casting couch to sex trafficking move forward.
The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Monday (27 AUG.) asking a judge to let them immediately appeal his ruling two weeks ago that gave the lawsuit the green light.
Kadian Noble said that Weinstein molested her in 2014 in a Cannes, France, hotel room.
Judge Robert Sweet ruled that the lawsuit was fairly brought under sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch could be considered a "commercial sex act."
Weinstein's lawyers argued there was no legal precedent for the ruling. They said the sex trafficking statute could not be used if there was no allegation of trafficking women.