Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been given the go-ahead by a federal bankruptcy judge to see and use certain correspondence from his The Weinstein Company email address as part of his motion to dismiss criminal charges, expected to be filed August 3.

The judge only allowed this with the caveat that the woman in the email's identity be redacted in the correspondence.

Weinstein is essentially making the argument that the Manhattan DA's actions of withholding these potentially exculpatory emails from the grand jury equaled misconduct and the case should thus be dismissed. New York is one of the few states in the nation where the prosecution is legally obligated to present such evidence to a grand jury, although some New York judges see this rule more narrowly.

From the Delaware Chapter 11 filing to get the emails, "The emails are to be attached as exhibits to pre-trial motions — which must be filed in the Supreme Court of New York County no later than August 3, 2018 — seeking a dismissal of the indictment for, among other reasons, the failure of the prosecutor to advise the grand jury of the substance of exculpatory communications made by the one of three complaining witnesses underlying the counts of the indictment and contained in the emails sought for use here."

The Manhattan DA's office had no comment on Weinstein's motion.