NY judge dismisses one charge against Harvey Weinstein

weinstein-court-ap Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives with his lawyer Benjamin Brahman for his arraignment at Manhattan's Criminal Court in New York | AP

A New York judge on Thursday dismissed one charge against Harvey Weinstein, but left the disgraced Hollywood titan facing five other charges in connection with alleged sexual assault.

The 66-year-old father of five, out on a USD 1 million bail and forced to wear a GPS monitor, attended the latest court hearing and denies any non-consensual sexual relations.

"This is obviously a very positive development," Weinstein's defence lawyer, Ben Brafman, told reporters outside the court.

More than 80 women have publicly accused the Bollywood movie mogul of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape.

He has denied engaging in any "non-consensual sexual conduct".