Harvey Weinsteins' latest trial in his sexual harassment lawsuit was postponed after a flood at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, the Los Angeles jail where he is currently serving his sentences . Weinsteins lawyer Mark Werksman said it was just a routine delay .
Harvey Weinsteins latest trial in his sexual harassment lawsuit was postponed after a flood at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, the Los Angeles jail where he is currently serving his sentences.Mark Werksman, one of Weinsteins attorneys, told reporters in the courtroom that it was just a routine delay.Weinsteins lawyer reported at 9:29 a.m. at the hospital that his client is still in his cell, requesting an update from the bailiff who was on the phone with the prison and arranging transportation for Weinstein to be escorted to the courthouse for the hearing.Judge Lisa B. Lench said, I think there was a flood at the Twin Towers where Mr. Weinstein is residing.It was the most recent court date leading up to Weinstein's long-awaited Los Angeles sexual harassment and rape trial.Judge Lench pushed the hearing until August 10, but first dealt with a few issues concerning the defense's subpoenas to witnesses.Judge Lench ruled earlier this week to limit the amount of information that Weinsteins defense team can access for the upcoming trial by accepting the prosecution's request to suppress subpoenas from four witnesses for their correspondence, including personal emails and texts between one of the alleged victims in 2004.At the hearing, however, the judge said she would not prevent the prosecution from releasing future subpoenas to victims and she would not ask them to inform the prosecution prior to serving. So much as Mr. Thompson would love us to give him our playbook, thats not the norm.Jackson said they were entitled to an investigation, and referring to lead sex crimes prosecutor Paul Thompson, who said that the defense's subpoenas were excessively broad.Thompson said that it could have the effect of harassing witnesses and victims, but that it would have the effect of destabilizing victims.Weinsteins lawyers haven't made a single effort to narrow the scope of what they're asking for in this case, so that we cant unring the bell if something totally irrelevant is asked of a victim's witness. I have no idea since I don't know until I have documents.If an argument is justified, there must be an opportunity to raise an objection at some point in time.Weinstein is due to go on trial in Los Angeles on October 10 for rape and sexual harassment charges brought by five women.