The Latest: Lawyers spar after Weinstein court appearance

Harvey Weinstein arrives in court, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in New York. Weinstein's lawyers want the trial moved from New York City to Long Island or upstate New York - part of the last-minute wrangling that includes efforts by prosecutors to bolster their case with testimony from actress Annabella Sciorra, who says Weinstein raped her in the 1990s. Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Lawyers for the defense and accusers of Harvey Weinstein have sparred outside court following the movie mogul's appearance on new charges of predatory sexual assault; his trial is being pushed back to January.

NEW YORK — The Latest on the court appearance by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in sexual assault case (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

An attorney for Harvey Weinstein says new charges against the movie mogul show prosecutors "are desperate."

Defense attorney Donna Rotunno spoke on Monday after Weinstein pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom.

Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Weinstein accusers, said she wondered why the defense is "so afraid of having additional witnesses testify."

Prosecutors say a new indictment was needed to lay the legal foundation for "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra (shee-OR'-uh) to testify against Weinstein. She claims he raped her in 1993.

Weinstein's trial is being pushed back to January.

He denies all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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9:50 a.m.

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 (shee-OR'-uh) 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's lawyers also are seeking to get his trial moved out of New York City because of a blizzard of pretrial publicity.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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9:40 a.m.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to an indictment that adds two new charges of predatory sexual assault to his upcoming New York trial.

Weinstein entered the plea on Monday in a Manhattan courtroom.

Prosecutors had said the new indictment was needed to lay the legal foundation for "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra (shee-OR'-uh) 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" that could delay a trial now scheduled to begin early next month by several weeks.

Weinstein's lawyers also are seeking to get his trial moved out of New York City because of a blizzard of pretrial publicity.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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9:30 a.m.

Harvey Weinstein has arrived at court to face a new indictment that prosecutors say would open the door for an actress to testify against him in his sexual assault case.

Weinstein did not respond to a shouted question from a reporter as he arrived Monday morning at the courthouse in Manhattan.

Prosecutors say the embattled movie mogul will be arraigned on the new indictment.

In court papers, prosecutors said it was needed to present evidence involving "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra (shee-OR'-uh), who says Weinstein raped her in 1993.

Court papers filed by the defense call it an "11th-hour maneuver" that could delay a trial now scheduled to begin early next month.

Weinstein's lawyers also are seeking to get his trial moved out of New York City because of a blizzard of pretrial publicity.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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1 a.m.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is due back in court to face a new indictment that prosecutors say would open the door for an actress to testify against him in his sexual assault case.

Prosecutors say Weinstein will be arraigned Monday morning in a Manhattan courtroom.

The new indictment hasn't been made public. But in court papers, prosecutors said it was needed to present evidence involving "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra (shee-OR'-uh), who says Weinstein raped her in 1993.

Court papers filed by the defense call it an "11th-hour maneuver" that "raises significant legal issues" that could delay a trial now scheduled to begin early next month by several weeks.

Weinstein's lawyers also are seeking to get his trial moved out of New York City because of a blizzard of pretrial publicity.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.

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