Media caption“Why I broke my silence over Weinstein “- an accuser talks about the criminal trial
Lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi urged Judge Burke to jail Mr Weinstein, who is out on $ 5m (£ 3.8m) bail. He is required to wear an electronic tracking device.
“There is a grave risk that this defendant at some point will realize that the evidence against him is imposing and overwhelming” and he will try to escape, Ms Illuzzi said.
Judge Burke ultimately declined to revoke Mr Weinstein’s bail, but told the former movie mogul he would not get any further warning.
“I’m not looking for apologies,” Judge Burke said, “I’m looking for compliance.”
In court, Mr Weinstein’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, asked Judge Burke to delay jury selection, arguing that the jury pool had been tarnished by the extensive press coverage of the Los Angeles charges filed on Monday.
“For a prosecutor, this is Christmas morning,” Mr Aidala said, holding a stack of Monday’s newspapers. “What better present than the morning of jury selection to have him smeared everywhere?”
Judge Burke rejected the defense request.
After jury selection, Mr Weinstein’s New York trial is expected to begin in around two weeks.