LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: Former film producer Harvey Weinstein listens in court during a pre-trial hearing for Weinstein, who was extradited from New York to Los Angeles to face sex-related charges at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on July 29, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Weinstein is being arraigned on multiple rape charges stemming from incidents from 2004-2013 involving five women. (Photo by Etienne Laurent-Pool/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court has upheld Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction. The panel of judges on Thursday rejected the movie mogul’s claims that the judge at his trial prejudiced him by allowing women to testify about allegations that weren’t part of the criminal case. The ruling affirms a milestone verdict in America’s reckoning with sexual misconduct by powerful figures. Weinstein’s publicist says he is reviewing his options and will seek to appeal the decision to New York’s highest court. Weinstein is jailed in California. He is awaiting trial there on charges he assaulted five women from 2004 to 2013.