Attorneys for Harvey Weinstein on Monday vowed to appeal after the former movie mogul was convicted on two counts of rape and sexual assault.
“We couldn’t find a juror that had never heard of Harvey Weinstein,” defense attorney Donna Rotunno told reporters. “We will absolutely be appealing. Our fight is not over. It is absolutely horrible for him to be taken into custody.”
“Harvey is very strong,” she added. “He took it like a man. And he knows that we will continue to fight for him.”
Weinstein attorney Arthur L. Aidala, a former Fox News legal analyst, took a shot at some of his client’s victims later at the press conference.
“We really thought that this jury went into the jury room and said, ‘We can’t believe Jessica Mann,'” he opined. “They obviously decided after they weekend we can’t believe Annabella Sciorra. If it was as graphic and horrible as she described, it’s something you would remember. You wouldn’t narrow it down to the winter season of 1993 and 1994.”
Aidala also noted that the judge had accepted a defense request to house Weinstein in a medical facility.
“He was a gentleman, he was fine,” the attorney said, recalling the moment Weinstein was taken into custody. “He was stoic and powerful as he could be under those circumstances.”
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Donna Rotunno said they plan to appeal Weinstein’s conviction “immediately.” Excuse wobbliness of this video, I was perched on top of a gate. pic.twitter.com/6tHIGdDjMy
— Molly Crane-Newman (@molcranenewman) February 24, 2020
Three right-wing ‘boogaloo’ militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report
On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.
"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.
‘Showing off with these complete sentences’: Internet rejoices as ‘Real President’ Obama speaks – ‘I miss him’
Former President Barack Obama delivered forward-looking, encouraging remarks in response to the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing nationwide protests, and the Internet rejoiced. President Obama's comments, part of a town hall organized by his My Brother's Keeper Alliance, were focused for his younger audience, and were short and seemingly off-the-cuff, yet inspired a nation thirsting for caring, intelligence, and leadership.
Take a look.
I Love President Barack Obama.
‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls
A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.
He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.
"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."