Weinstein had pleaded not guilty to the same charges in July, shortly after being extradited to Los Angeles from New York. But prosecutors brought a new indictment against him in August, in order to salvage a charge that had been dismissed on statute of limitations grounds.
Weinstein was again wheeled into court, wearing a brown jail jumpsuit and a mask below his nose. He spoke only briefly, agreeing to waive trial deadlines. A trial is not expected until next spring, at the earliest.
Weinstein’s attorney, Mark Werksman, said Weinstein is being held as a “keep away” at the Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles due to his high profile status and his health problems. He said