Weinstein defense challenges accuser Siebel Newsom as some charges dropped

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By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An attorney for Harvey Weinstein challenged accusations by documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Tuesday at his Los Angeles rape trial, and a judge dismissed some of the charges against the once-powerful film producer. Weinstein, the man who became the face of #MeToo allegations five years ago, is serving a 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes in New York. He is now on trial in Los Angeles Superior Court and had been facing 11 charges of rape and sexual assault. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed four of the 11 charges against Weinstein after pro…

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