We­in­stein’s team cites new info in rape case

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NEW YORK — Lawyers for Har­vey We­in­stein say they’ve un­cov­ered new ev­i­dence that fur­ther un­der­mines rape al­le­ga­tions against him.

The lawyers said Fri­day in a let­ter to the New York City judge over­see­ing We­in­stein’s crim­i­nal case that a friend of the al­leged vic­tim had said the two at­tended a movie screen­ing hosted by the for­mer film mogul hours after pros­e­cu­tors say the at­tack took place in 2013.

The let­ter says the wit­ness told in­ves­ti­ga­tors about the out­ing but it wasn’t pre­vi­ously dis­closed to the de­fense.

Pros­e­cu­tors ac­cuse We­in­stein of rap­ing the uniden­ti­fied woman in a ho­tel room. Other charges al­lege that We­in­stein forcibly per­formed oral sex on an­other woman in 2006.

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