RYAN TARINELLI and MICHAEL R. SISAK
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday.
Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi made the claim at a pretrial hearing for Weinstein while asking a judge to increase his bail from $1 million to $5 million. She accused him of leaving home a piece of the monitoring technology that keeps the ankle bracelet activated.
Defense attorney Donna Rotunno denied it was deliberate. She blamed "technical glitches" like dead batteries. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault.
"It has nothing to do with any manipulation of the bracelet," Rotunno told reporters after leavi