MANHATTAN DA DISMISSES PART OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Seth Wenig/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9927681f) Harvey Weinstein, center, arrives to court in New York, . Weinstein is set to appear before a judge as his lawyers try to get the charges dismissed in his criminal case Sexual Misconduct Weinstein, New York, USA - 11 Oct 2018

A New York judge today (Thurs) dismissed one of the six criminal charges against movie producer Harvey Weinstein after prosecutors said they could not oppose the dismissal in light of information they had learned while investigating the case.

The dismissed charge concerns an alleged sexual assault of an aspiring actress by Weinstein in 2004.

Five other charges, involving alleged assaults of two other women, remain in the case in Manhattan criminal court.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said he would seek dismissal of the remaining charges as well.