Harvey Weinstein just scored a huge victory in his sexual assault criminal case … a judge just threw out one of the 3 cases in which he was charged.
The judge said the case involving then-actress Lucia Evans was dismissed … this after prosecutors jumped the gun and asked the judge to 86 the charge of sexual assault.
TMZ broke the story … the lead detective in the Weinstein cases is under investigation after allegedly tampering with a witness who claimed Evans admitted to her she voluntarily engaged in oral sex to score an acting role. Evans claims Weinstein forced himself on her, but the witness says otherwise.
The detective allegedly hid information about the witness in dealing with prosecutors and allegedly cajoled the witness into not disclosed what she knew.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, asked the judge to review all of the detective’s work on the case. The judge did not say whether he’ll do that.
There are still 5 criminal charges against Weinstein involving 2 other women.