Harvey Weinstein’s hotly anticipated sex assault trial has been pushed back a month and is now slated to begin in June, The Post has learned.
Justice James Burke and prosecutors agreed to the new Manhattan Supreme Court trial date of June 3 last week after attorneys for the disgraced producer requested additional time, sources said.
Weinstein was in court last January with his new legal team, Jose Baez, Ronald Sullivan and Duncan Levin. They replaced high-powered criminal defense lawyer Ben Brafman, who withdrew from the case.
The reasons for the delay weren’t filed in public papers, but Baez and Sullivan are slated to start a 10-week trial Feb. 19 in Brooklyn federal court. The previous May 6 trial date was set before the new lawyers took on the case.
Baez, Sullivan and Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, declined to comment.
Weinstein’s decision to hire Baez and Sullivan raised eyebrows, as they recently repped one of his most vocal accusers, actress Rose McGowan.
The “Scream” star pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drug possession charges Jan. 14 in Virginia as part of a no-jail plea deal after she left cocaine inside a wallet on an airplane at Dulles International Airport.
McGowan, who was one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault, claimed the producer had planted the drugs in 2017.
Burke required Weinstein to waive the conflict of interest before he’d sign off on the new legal team.
Weinstein faces up to life in prison on charges that he forcibly performed oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raped a longtime lover in a Manhattan hotel in 2013.
He’s due back in court March 8.
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