The Trial of Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein admits he offered acting roles in exchange for sex

Harvey Weinstein arrives to court, Monday, July 9, 2018, in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Shamed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein owned up to offering acting roles to women in exchange for sex — and says that’s still the norm in Hollywood. “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone,” Weinstein told Spectator USA. “But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” Dozens of women have come forward since October to accuse Weinstein, 66, of sexual harassment, assault or rape. Weinstein has long denied through his reps that he ever engaged in non-consensual sexual activity with anyone. The disgraced moviemaker also allegedly said Asia Argento — who has accused Weinstein of rape — and Rose McGowan had lied about Argento having an open relationship with her late boyfriend Anthony Bourdain, according to the Spectator columnist who interviewed him, Taki Theodoracopulos. Bourdain took his own life in June. McGowan penned a letter last month urging people not to blame Argento

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Harvey Weinstein to Be Arraigned on New Indictment

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will be arraigned Monday on a superseding indictment in his Manhattan sexual assault case—a new twist that may delay his trial. The new indictment has not been made public yet, but The New York Times reported last week that prosecutors were going before a grand jury again so that “The Sopranos” actress and alleged Weinstein accuser Annabella Sciorra can take the stand. Sciorra has publicly alleged that Weinstein raped her in her Manhattan apartment in 1993. That incident is outside the statute of limitation, and she was not part of the original case the Manhattan District Attorney’s office brought against the toppled Hollywood titan. The previous indictment charged Weinstein, 67, with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a sex act on a different woman in 2006. Among the charges he faces are two counts of predatory sexual assault; to convict on those, a jury would have to find that he had attacked at least two women. Prosecutors wanted to use Sciorra as a witness to bolster the predatory sexual assault charge, but Manhattan Supreme Court Justice James Burke said they could not do it because she had not testified before the original grand jury.

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Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial is about to start. Here's what to expect from the case that will test the power of the #MeToo movement.

Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial is about to start. Here’s what to expect from the case that will test the power of the #MeToo movement.

The trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein begins on Monday. He’s charged with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another. Though more than 80 women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, just two women’s allegations have resulted in criminal charges. Weinstein’s attorney Donna Rotunno told Insider that she’s confident she can find a jury that’ll judge Weinstein fairly despite the high profile of his case. The stakes for the trial are immense. Weinstein could face a possible life sentence if he’s convicted. And supporters of the #MeToo movement want to see him criminally punished. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied all allegations of wrongdoing, saying all his sexual encounters with women were consensual. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The long-awaited trial of Harvey Weinstein begins Monday, kicking off what is likely to be a grueling, weeks-long ordeal expected to test the power of the #MeToo movement and reveal whether years-old sexual assault allegations can result in a criminal conviction.The former movie mogul stands accused of raping a woman in 2013, and of forcing another woman, Mimi Haleyi, to allow him to perform oral sex on her in 2006. The woman who accused him

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Harvey Weinstein’s attorney says accuser Annabella Sciorra has ‘spent an entire life acting’

Harvey Weinstein’s attorney has said his accuser Annabella Sciorra has ‘spent an entire life acting for a living’ ahead of The Sopranos’ actress taking to the stand in the producer’s trial. Donna Rotunno told CNN she fully expects the celebrity to ‘be an excellent witness’ who is ‘prepared to answer my questions’. But the attorney added: ‘I think the circumstances, and the facts, and the evidence in the case will show to the jury that her statements don’t rise to the level of what the prosecutor is asking the jury to convict Mr. Weinstein on.’ The producer’s trial, starting Monday, centers an allegation from a woman claiming he raped her in a New York hotel in 2013. The case will also focus on a woman who claimed he forcibly performed oral sex on her at his apartment in 2006. Other accusers, including Sciorra, will potentially be called to the stand as witnesses so they can provide insight to Weinstein’s abusive behavior. Weinstein, 67, denies all allegations against him. WarnerMedia News & Sports property Privacy Policy Prosecutors will call Sciorra to testify. She helped trigger the #MeToo movement when she told The New Yorker magazine that Weinstein raped her at her

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Harvey Weinstein Attorney Tells CNN He May Not Take Stand in Rape Trial: ‘Depending on How the Evidence Plays Out’

Harvey Weinstein Attorney Tells CNN He May Not Take Stand in Rape Trial: ‘Depending on How the Evidence Plays Out’

23 Comments Film producer and accused rapist Harvey Weinstein’s trial is set to begin Monday, and CNN’s Michael Smerconish spoke with his lead attorney on his show about the case. The radio host interviewed lawyer Donna Rotunno on his eponymous Smerconish program Saturday morning, where he pressed her on the planned defense for Weinstein. He is charged with predatory sexual assault, a criminal sexual act, first-degree rape and third-degree rape. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty. Smerconish said “this seems like one of these cases where at the end you – the defense lawyer – are facing the jury and saying ‘hey I don’t like my client either but that’s not what this case is about.’” Rotunno disagreed with that and said “I actually get along with Harvey quite well” before going on to argue Weinstein made “bad decisions.” “He cheated on his wife. He made very bad decisions in business in terms of how he treated people, and he’d be the first one to admit those things were not nice,” she said. Smerconish went on to press Rotunno, asking “Don’t you require his testimony in order to make that defense effectively?” “I don’t think you do and it’s possible that

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Harvey Weinstein Says He Intends to ‘Build Back’ Career if Found Not Guilty

Harvey Weinstein Says He Intends to ‘Build Back’ Career if Found Not Guilty

Harvey Weinstein arrives in court, in New York. Weinstein’s lawyers want the trial moved from New York City to Long Island or upstate New York – part of the last-minute wrangling that includes efforts by prosecutors to bolster their case with testimony from actress Annabella Sciorra, who says Weinstein raped her in the 1990s. Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual sexSexual Misconduct Weinstein, New York, USA – 26 Aug 2019 has given a new interview in which the accused rapist and sexual predator addresses his impending trial and shares his plans for the future if he’s found not guilty. “The past two years have been grueling and have presented me with a great opportunity for self-reflection,” Weinstein wrote via email to CNN . “I realize now that I was consumed with my work, my company and my drive for success. This caused me to neglect my family, my relationships and to lash out at the people around me. I have been in rehab since October 2017, and have been involved in a 12-step program and meditation. I have learned to give up my need for control.” About his plans should he be found not guilty, Weinstein, who underwent back

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