The Harvey Weinstein trial has been delayed until September 9, 2019, according to a court ruling.
Harvey Weinstein, the former movie producer, was supposed to appear in court on June 3, 2019, however judge James Burke agreed give more time to the defense in order to prepare.
Harvey Weinstein faces five counts of rape and sexual assault, and if found guilty he risks spending the rest of his life in prison.
Other women besides those who publicly came out against Weinstein will testify in court so the judge decided the trial will take place behind closed doors. Robert Balin, a lawyer who represents more than 10 media publications said he will appeal the decision made by Judge Burke.
Harvey Weinstein was supposed to take the stand in May of this year but because his lawyer quit in January the trial has been delayed.
Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant, in 2006. Weinstein is also accused of raping a woman – who’s name remained anonymous – in his Manhattan hotel room in 2013.