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Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new sexual assault charges

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to fresh charges of sexual assault Monday as prosecutors fought to place him under house arrest as his criminal case plays out.

Weinstein, looking pale and wearing a black suit and tie, was cuffed behind his back for his Manhattan Supreme Court appearance just one week after he was indicted on new charges of predatory sexual assault — which could land him up to life behind bars.

Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi argued that Weinstein should be subjected to house arrest because of the potential prison sentence and the sale of his Westport, Connecticut, mansion.

“These cases, because they do span over the last 14 and 15 years, just show the breadth of criminality here. They don’t in any way weaken the case,” said Illuzzi.

But Weinstein attorney Benjamin Brafman said that wasn’t necessary, given that he’s already surrendered his passport and is wearing a location-monitoring ankle bracelet.

The lawyer added that under terms of the sale of the home, the 66-year-old is allowed to live there until February 2019. His medical appointments are also in Connecticut, Brafman said.

Weinstein is free on $1 million bail.

Judge James Burke declined to change the conditions of Weinstein’s release and set the next court date in September.

The fallen filmmaker signed two new orders of protection related to the case.

“Yes sir,” he told the judge when asked if he understood the orders of protection.

The latest charges are tied to a third accuser, production assistant Mimi Haleyi, who’s accused Weinstein of a forcible sex act in 2006, sources told The Post.

Haleyi’s lawyer Gloria Allred sat in the second row of the courtroom for Weinstein’s arraignment and jotted notes on a yellow notepad.

Additional reporting by Igor Kossov

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