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Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assaults in California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom to four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts.

Sheriff's deputies brought the 69-year-old convicted rapist into court Wednesday in a wheelchair. He was wearing a brown jail jumpsuit and face mask.

Attorney Mark Werksman entered the plea for the disgraced movie mogul a day after Weinstein was extradited to California from New York, where he was serving a 23-year prison term. He now awaits a second trial on a second coast, and the possibility of another lengthy sentence.

Weinstein's charges involve five women and span from 2004 to 2013. The 11 counts together could bring a sentence of 140 years.

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