Harvey Weinstein

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Weinstein's Jury May Be Split on Most Serious Charges

Judge instructs them to keep it at on 4th day of deliberations

(Newser) - The jury deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial indicated Friday it is deadlocked on the most serious charges, per the AP . In a note sent to the judge during their lunch break, jurors asked if it were permissible for them to be hung on two counts of predatory sexual... More »

Judge Warns Weinstein Ahead of Jury Deliberations

Prosecution accuses lead attorney of jury tampering

(Newser) - Tuesday should've marked a quiet start to jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial. Instead, the drama continued with prosecutors accusing Weinstein's lead attorney Donna Rotunno of jury tampering. Rotunno—previously accused of violating a judge's order about publicly discussing the case —penned an... More »

Closing Argument: Weinstein Considered Victims 'Disposable'

Jury to begin deliberations in rape trial Tuesday

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a Hollywood big shot that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial. On a TV monitor next to... More »

Defense Rests, Without Calling Weinstein

(Newser) - Onto closing arguments. The defense rested in the Harvey Weinstein trial Tuesday without calling Weinstein himself to testify, reports USA Today . The decision wasn't a big surprise, with the AP noting that defendants in other high-profile rape cases such as Bill Cosby and Jerry Sandusky also skipped testifying. On... More »

Model Disputes Account of Weinstein Accuser

'Never happened,' says Claudia Salinas

(Newser) - In the strongest defense testimony yet, a Mexican model and actress denied a Harvey Weinstein accuser’s claim that she stood by and did nothing while the once-powerful movie mogul groped the accuser in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2013. “Never happened," Claudia Salinas told jurors Monday at... More »

Weinstein Lawyer Stirs Up Trouble With Interview

Donna Rotunno says she would never put herself 'in any vulnerable circumstance ever'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer has kicked up a hornet's nest by saying she "would never put herself" in the position of being sexually assaulted, the New York Post reports. "I have not because I would never put myself in that position," Donna Rotunno told New ... More »

Weinstein Accuser: He Trapped Me in Hotel Bathroom

Lauren Young says movie mogul groped her breast, masturbated

(Newser) - As Harvey Weinstein stripped off his clothes, pulled down her dress, and groped her breast in a hotel bathroom in 2013, Lauren Marie Young says he also offered a chilling excuse for his lewd behavior: "This is what all actresses do to make it." Young's account of... More »

Jurors Get an Eyeful: Nude Pictures of Weinstein

It's not clear why photos taken by Manhattan DA's office were passed around

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's rape trial took what the New York Post calls a "cringeworthy" turn on Tuesday, with jurors being shown at least five nude photos of the 67-year-old disgraced film producer, including one full-frontal shot. Per Reuters , a photographer for the Manhattan DA's office testified he took... More »

7 New Big Lines From the Weinstein Trial

Accuser Jessica Mann takes the stand again

(Newser) - Jessica Mann took the stand again Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial, a day after she said she was having a panic attack during cross-examination, prompting the judge to end proceedings early for the day. Mann first testified last week, during which her revelation that she thought the... More »

Weinstein Accuser Driven to Tears During Cross-Examination

Judge ends proceedings early for the day

(Newser) - A key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand on Monday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with the once-powerful movie mogul, the AP reports. The drama, which prompted the judge to send the... More »

Weinstein Accuser: I Thought He Was 'Deformed and Intersex'

Former actress testifies, says producer urinated on her, among other things

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is charged with sexually assaulting two women, and the second one testified at his New York trial Friday. Former actress Jessica Mann testified that she met the producer at a Hollywood Hills party in 2013, when she was 27, and at first "thought it was a blessing"... More »

Accuser: Weinstein Offered Me Film Roles for Threesome

Dawn Dunning said movie mogul touched her genitals in earlier meeting

(Newser) - A former aspiring actress testified Wednesday that Harvey Weinstein offered her contracts for three films while dressed in a bathrobe in his hotel room—on the condition that she engage in a threesome. "I thought he was kidding," said Dawn Dunning, who met with the movie mogul several... More »

Weinstein Accuser Shares Tampon Detail in Court

Mimi Haleyi testifies he ripped it out of her during 2006 sexual assault

(Newser) - In an account that the AP reports was delivered amidst sobs, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi on Monday testified that Harvey Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in July 2006. Her allegation is one of two that led to Weinstein being charged, and the 42-year-old detailed that allegation on... More »

Rosie Perez: Actress Told Me Weinstein Raped Her

Annabella Sciorra was afraid to go the police, her friend testifies

(Newser) - Do the Right Thing actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because "he'd destroy me." Taking the stand at the former Hollywood mogul'... More »

Sopranos Actress Testifies Against Harvey Weinstein

Annabella Sciorra details alleged rape by the Hollywood mogul

(Newser) - Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra took the stand Thursday in the Harvey Weinstein trial to detail his alleged rape of her in the early 1990s. Sciorra, now 59, says Weinstein barged into her New York City apartment after a group dinner they both attended and forced himself upon her. “I... More »

Weinstein Trial Begins With 'Graphic,' 'Vivid' Detail

Prosecutor gives opening statement that is sometimes 'painful'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's trial has begun in New York. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Meghan Hast on Wednesday gave an opening statement NBC News calls "lengthy and graphic" and the New York Times says included "vivid descriptions" of alleged sexual abuse by the 67-year-old movie mogul, who denies all... More »

On Eve of Weinstein Trial, Cries of 'The Rapist Is You!'

Mogul's move to get trial delayed fails as witness testimony set for Wednesday

(Newser) - Opening arguments and the first witness testimony should come Wednesday in Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial in New York, which brings with it the possibility of life in prison. A day earlier, Weinstein's defense team aired a strategy of injuring his accusers' credibility, claiming they boasted of having slept... More »

Weinstein Couldn't Block Juror Writing About Predatory Men

Novelist said she hasn't started research yet

(Newser) - During jury selection for Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial in New York, juror No. 11 listed "novel writing" on a questionnaire under "hobbies and interests." Her pastime is more relevant than it sounds, the defense team argues: The juror is writing a novel on predatory men and... More »

Weinstein Jury Is Set, as Judge Slams Defense

'Nothing you said makes logical sense to me,' he says in rejecting bid for private jury screening

(Newser) - A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial in New York after an arduous, two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week. The final tally mostly erased a gender imbalance that, just hours earlier, led to... More »

Court Rules on Gigi Hadid as Weinstein Juror

And it's a no

(Newser) - Gigi Hadid won't be sitting for jury duty after all. The supermodel summoned as a potential juror in Harvey Weinstein's New York City rape trial was dismissed "minutes after arriving" at Manhattan Supreme Court shortly before 9am Thursday, reports the Daily Beast . She had returned for additional... More »

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