Harvey Weinstein, 67, hobbles out of court clutching a stick after being accused of violating his bail conditions by 'mishandling' his ankle monitor

Harvey Weinstein by Nick Step is licensed under Flickr creative commons license 2.0
Harvey Weinstein hobbled into court in Manhattan on Friday for a hearing on his sexual assault case where prosecutors claimed he had violated bail conditions by 'mishandling' his electronic ankle monitor. 

The 67-year-old looked frailer than at his last appearance, clinging on to one of his aides as he made his way into the courthouse while another carried a cane.   

Weinstein will go to trial in January on five sexual assault charges. 

He was in court on Friday for a bail hearing in light of a New York law change which will take effect next year which eliminates cash bail for nonviolent crimes to make it easier for poorer defendants to await trial at home as opposed to in custody.