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Harvey Weinstein Harvey Weinstein departs a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial in New York on Feb. 5, 2020. Photo: John Minchillo/AP

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has appealed his 2020 conviction on two sex crimes charges, claiming that a New York trial judge’s handling of the case had denied him his right to a fair trial.

The 170-page appeal, filed Monday in the Appellate Division, First Department, cited the “carnival-like” atmosphere surrounding Weinstein’s Manhattan trial last year and argued that errors surrounding both the prosecution and the jury that convicted him had violated his constitutional rights.

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Tom McParland

Tom McParland of New York Law Journal can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @TMcParlandALM.

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