Mr. Hollywood is going to have to stay stateside.
A Manhattan judge has denied yet another request for fallen mega-producer Harvey Weinstein to travel to Europe prior to his trial.
Weinstein’s legal team filed a letter on Sept. 13 asking Justice James Burke to allow him to travel to Mallorca, Spain, for business purposes with a planned departure on Wednesday. His failed request to go overseas while out on bail was made in August.
“While there he plans to conduct business, visit with family, and receive medical treatment,” the letter says.
Prosecutors again objected to the proposal, insisting that as “a man of considerable means” he could flee on private aircraft.
“Once he leaves the United States, the Court and the citizens of the State will lose control over their ability to monitor his actions and to ensure that he meets his obligations to appear and answer the very serious charges in these pending indictments,” Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi wrote.
Burke sided with the DA’s office in a one-line decision filed Tuesday. “The request in change of bail conditions is denied,” he wrote.
Weinstein is required to stay in the vicinity of New York City while he’s out on $1 million bail pending his rape and sex assault trial in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The renewed bid by Weinstein lawyers Donna Rotunno and Arthur Aidala came in light of the fact that Weinstein’s trial was postponed from this month to January after the DA returned to the grand jury for a new indictment.
He stands charged with predatory sexual assault, which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years behind bars. He also allegedly raped an unidentified woman at a hotel in 2013 and is charged with forcibly performing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006.
Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.