Case Against Harvey Weinstein Unraveling? Judge Drops One Count

Harvey Weinstein, seated center, listens as his attorney Benjamin Brafman, right, confers with a court officer in New York, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in a brief hearing Tuesday before a judge. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

A judge is dismissing one count of Harvey Weinstein’s six-count indictment.
It involves Lucia Evans, one of three women who’ve accused the disgraced movie mogul of sex assault.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, convinced a Manhattan judge the aspiring actress lied about being forced to have oral sex in 2004, pointing to a friendly email suggesting the sex was consensual. Other charges still stand, including allegations that Weinstein forced a 2006 sex act on a different woman and raped a woman in 2013. Weinstein is due back in court on December 20th.

There are also allegations that an NYPD detective may have improperly coached a witness with her grand jury testimony.

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