In response to getting his leave granted, Weinstein noted that he looks “forward” to being heard by the New York Court of Appeals.
“I am innocent of these charges, and I am so grateful to my attorneys for working hard and smart of this,” Weinstein said in a statement to E! News at the time. “Their hard work will help me prove my innocence in the end.”
Despite Weinstein’s outlook, attorney Doug Wigdor, who represented Weinstein’s accusers in court, feels the previous ruling will remain.
“Weinstein is a desperate man but we are confident that New York’s highest court will ultimately reject his appeal,” Wigdor told E! News, “and affirm the appeal court’s well-reasoned decision affirming the trial court’s conviction and sentence.”
A court spokesperson told NBC News at the time that oral arguments are anticipated to begin in 2023.