Harvey Weinstein has given up any hope of getting out of jail on bail, his attorneys say, however nonetheless thinks he’ll win an enchantment, which the ex-movie mogul desires to be “the Sistine Chapel of appeals.”
Weinstein’s authorized reps started constructing his enchantment in February, after the disgraced honcho was convicted on rape prices. However the enchantment was delayed by the pandemic.
Now Weinstein’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala of Aidala Bertuna & Kamins, tells Web page Six he expects the enchantment to be filed by the tip of this yr.
Weinstein simply misplaced a bid to be launched on $2 million bail pending enchantment. “He’s come to grips with the truth of the state of affairs,” Aidala advised us.
However Weinstein remains to be “fairly optimistic — having lived via the trial and seen all of the authorized improprieties — that he’s going to achieve success on enchantment,” mentioned the lawyer, who has not seen Weinstein in individual since March 12, however spoke to him by telephone as just lately as Friday.
He mentioned Weinstein is anticipating Aidala’s agency to “be Michelangelo” and “construct the Sistine Chapel of appeals.”
So far as how Weinstein has adjusted to life behind bars at Wende Correctional Facility east of Buffalo, Aidala mentioned, “I don’t assume he would thoughts a change of surroundings, however he’s hanging in.”
Harvey’s attorneys will argue there have been points with the choose in addition to a juror. Weinstein can also be being repped by the agency’s Imran Ansari.