US film producer Harvey Weinstein poses during a photocall as he arrives to attend the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 23, 2017.
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Harvey Weinstein Granted Appeal Of His Rape Conviction

Back in 2020, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. But now, he has been granted an appeal by a New York judge, and depending on what happens, he can even get out on bail.

This has parked immediate outrage online, as many feel he should not have been granted the appeal at all.

TW: This article contains depictions or discussions of rape and sexual assault and may be triggering to some readers.

A New York judge has granted Harvey Weinstein, once one of Hollywood's most powerful men, an appeal of his conviction.

In 2020, he was found guilty of third-degree rape and found guilty in committing a criminal sex act.

A spokesperson for Weinstein released a statement reading:

"I am innocent of these charges, and I am so grateful to my attorneys for working hard and smart on this. Their hard work will help me prove my innocence in the end. I look forward to this opportunity to be heard by the The New York Court of Appeals."

H/T: CBS NEWS