Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to New Indictment

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Photo credit FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein’s lawyers want the trial over the sexual assault case against the disgraced movie mogul moved from New York City to Long Island or upstate New York because of a blizzard of pretrial publicity. An appeals court could rule on the request as early as Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial will be pushed back to January.
 
The movie mogul pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment that adds two new charges of predatory sexual assault. He entered the plea in a Manhattan courtroom.

Prosecutors had said the new indictment was needed to lay the legal foundation for "Sopranos'' actress Annabella Sciorra to testify against Weinstein. She claims he raped her in 1993.

Court papers filed by the defense called it an "11th-hour maneuver'' that "raises significant legal issues'' and predicted it could delay the trial.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.