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Weinstein lawyers seek mercy after his ‘historic’ fall from grace

On the health front, the 67-year-old Weinstein is dealing with heart problems, ramifications of unsuccessful back surgery stemming from a car crash last northern summer and a condition that requires injections in his eyes so he does not go blind, his lawyers have said.

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The filing came in advance of Weinstein’s sentencing on Wednesday for his conviction last month on one count of criminal sex act for forcibly performing oral sex on a woman in 2006 and one count of third-degree rape for a 2013 attack on another woman.

His lawyers had contended at trial that any sexual contact was consensual.

On the criminal sex act count, Weinstein faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 25 years, while the third-degree rape count carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. The judge could have the sentences run concurrently.

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