Weinstein pleads not guilty

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Weinstein entered a not guilty plea Monday morning to a new indictment containing charges of sexual assault from 2006 and 2013. Weinstein had already been facing five sexual assault charges from multiple women, and had pleaded not guilty to all charges, maintaining that all sexual acts were consensual. Prosecutors had argued the additional indictment was necessary in order to allow actress Annabella Sciorra to testify in the trial. Sciorra, who has starred in The Sopranos and films like Jungle Fever, provided an account of the alleged assault to Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker in 2017 that proved to be one of the most wrenching of the #MeToo movement. She claims Weinstein assaulted her in 1993.