In New York, a judge of the six charges against the former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is deleted. It is a small victory for the defense.
The six charges are based on the testimonies of three women. The judge has now the accusations of one of those women, the actress and singer Lucia Evans, is deleted from the file because doubt had arisen about the accuracy of the statements.
The fend off the accusation comes at the request of the defense, which argues that Evans lied about her meeting with Weinstein. In her testimony last year in the magazine The New Yorker told Evans that she was in 2004 by Weinstein was obliged to oral sex. When she was 21 years old.
According to some U.s. media served the defence with a document which would show that Evans was indeed to fellatio performed by Weinstein, but that they voluntarily did this to a roll of film to get.
In addition, suggested to the lawyers that a detective in the case has been influenced by a witness to prevent to make statements about ‘inaccuracies’ in the story of Evans.
The five other charges against Weinsten continue to apply. Based on the accusations of two women who by Weinstein raped in 2006 and 2013.
The former producer, denies all accusations.