Harvey Weinstein According to an appeal his attorneys filed in New York on Monday, April 5, and received by E! News.

The disgraced film producer, 69, was sentenced to 23 years in prison in 2020 after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a former production assistant. Mimi Haleyi, in 2006 and rape actress Jessica Mann in the third degree in 2013.

On his appeal, he is denied the constitutional right to get a fair trial with an impartial jury. It contains seven items and moves both convictions to be set aside and the third-degree rape charge to be dismissed.

The document alleges that the court refused to dismiss a jury “who wrote an autobiographical book about the predators of older men against younger women and lied about the book’s contents”.

Weinstein’s attorneys – Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins – state on appeal that they filed a denied motion to dismiss the jury as “grossly unqualified” after allegedly lying to the court about admitting a “mirrored plot” book review “the subjects of the process.