Harvey Weinstein sought leave Monday for an interlocutory appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit over a trial judge’s order allowing sex trafficking allegations against the former Hollywood mogul to go forward.

Weinstein pointed to the order from U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet of the Southern District of New York, which acknowledged there was little to no prior authority on the attempt by the plaintiff, Kadian Noble, to extend the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act to cover her allegations against Weinstein.