News 12 october — 10:43

Judge dismisses one of the charges against Weinstein


A judge in New York has dismissed one of the six sex assault charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, BBC reports.

Prosecutors said actress Lucia Evans had given a witness a different version of the alleged sex assault from the one she had given them.

Ms Evans has told US media that Mr Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

Five charges involving alleged sex assaults on two women remain. Mr Weinstein has denied all the charges.

Mr Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he would seek to have the remaining charges dismissed as well.

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