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Harvey Weinstein jury selection to start in NY trial Tuesday

Posted at 6:53 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 06:53:15-05

NEW YORK — Jury selection for Harvey Weinstein's New York sexual assault trial is set to begin as the former movie titan's legal problems deepen with new charges in Los Angeles.

In New York, jury selection could take weeks after starting Tuesday.

The trial involves charges that Weinstein raped a woman in 2013 and forcibly performed a sex act on another woman in 2006. Weinstein has said any sexual activity was consensual.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles prosecutors charged him Monday with sexually assaulting two women there during Oscar week in 2013.

His lawyers had no immediate comment on the new charges. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.