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Manhattan D.A. Wants Harvey Weinstein to Offer Up an Alibi for Alleged Sexual Assaults

By TheBlast Staff

If Harvey Weinstein has an alibi for the multiple sexual assaults he's alleged to have committed, the Manhattan District Attorney would like to hear it.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Manhattan D.A. is requesting Weinstein supply them with the "place or places where defendant claims to have been at the time of the commission of each charged crime."

They are also looking for "the names, residential addresses, places of employment and addresses thereof of every alibi witness defendant intends to rely to establish defendant's presence elsewhere than at the scene of the crimes at the time of their commission."

In the filing, which came today in response to Harvey Weinstein's motion to dismiss, the D.A. says they served Weinstein with a demand for alibi notice on July 15 but have still not received a response. They believe that, as a result, Weinstein "should be precluded from presenting alibi evidence at trial."

In addition, the D.A. says that since it has been 30 days since Weinstein pleaded not guilty to the charges, and he has not served notice of an intention to present psychiatric evidence at trial, he should be precluded from doing so.

Weinstein filed his motion to dismiss last month, where he also included emails that he claims show one of his accusers wrote to him, "I love you, always do."

In the motion to dismiss, Harvey Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said they are seeking to dismiss “the indictment because the District Attorney failed to provide the Grand Jury with exculpatory evidence of the long-term, consensual, intimate relationship between Mr. Weinstein and the alleged rape victim.”

Brafman also argues that “the District Attorney failed to give adequate notice that it was presenting new, far more serious charges to the Grand Jury.”

The case is ongoing.

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