HARVEY Weinstein’s lawyers have filed a motion to have the criminal case against him dismissed, claiming prosecutors failed to disclose evidence that would have cleared him to a grand jury.

The disgraced film producer is charged with six counts of sexual assault relating to three different women, including predatory sexual assault, criminal sexual act in the first degree, and rape in the first and third degrees. Weinstein has already pleaded not guilty to the charges involving two of the women.

Court papers filed in New York argued the case must be dismissed because it is “legally infirm”.

Lawyer Ben Brafman said in a statement: “The motions filed today reflect the first opportunity for Mr Weinstein to present legal arguments as to why the indictment filed against him should be dismissed.”

Weinstein is next due in court on September 20.