Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Assault Trial Gets Postponed to September
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During a closed-door hearing at a Manhattan courthouse, Judge James Burke accepts the request for more time to work with their witnesses that was made by the disgraced producer's defence team.

AceShowbiz - Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has been bumped to the autumn following a closed-door hearing on Friday, April 26.

Prosecutors, the Oscar winner and his defence team all met in a Manhattan courthouse to confirm witnesses for the upcoming trial, which was scheduled for June 3, and the judge has now agreed to push the proceedings back to mid-September.

Judge James Burke accepted Weinstein's lawyers needed more time to work with their witnesses and agreed to the delay.

Burke previously upset members of the media by banning them from the court session over fears that anything taken from the hearing and reported would taint the jury.

He ordered the courtroom cleared at the beginning of proceedings and insisted members of the public and the press should leave.

Weinstein has been indicted on two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape.

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