Key moments from Harvey Weinstein's rape trial
Here are key moments from the rape and sexual assault trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping onetime aspiring actress Jessica Mann. REUTERS/Carlo...more
OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE: Images of Weinstein's feeble entrances (seen here January 21) into court rocketed around social media: a disheveled man slouched over a walker, trailed by his lead defense lawyer, a woman. "I think he's taken some good acting...more
OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE: The trial, which began on Jan. 6, is a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement, in which women have accused powerful men of misconduct. Rose McGowan (pictured January 6) staged a protest outside the court, along with actress...more
OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE: "As we stand here at the beginning of a new year and a new decade, time's up on sexual harassment in all workplaces," said Rosanna Arquette (pictured January 6), referencing the #TimesUp movement that opposes sexual...more
THE ACCUSERS: Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant, cried as she testified that she accepted an invitation to Weinstein's Manhattan home in 2006. Haleyi (pictured January 27) said Weinstein lunged at her, backed her into a bedroom and forcibly...more
THE ACCUSERS: The other accuser, Jessica Mann (pictured February 3), described Weinstein as a "Jekyll and Hyde:" Charming in public but often showing terrifying anger when they were alone. Mann said that soon after meeting Weinstein she entered into...more
OTHER WITNESSES: Prosecutors were allowed to introduce evidence of alleged attacks on other women, even though the incidents did not result in charges against Weinstein. "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra (pictured January 23) testified that...more
OTHER WITNESSES: Costume designer Dawn Dunning (seen January 29) said Weinstein groped her in 2004 and offered her movie roles in exchange for three-way sex with him and his assistant, which she refused. "This is how this industry works," she said he...more
OTHER WITNESSES: Tarale Wulff (seen January 29) testified she was a waitress when Weinstein invited her to read for a movie role. She was instructed to go to his home, where he pushed her onto a bed. She said Weinstein told her not to worry because...more
OTHER WITNESSES: Lauren Young (seen February 5) testified that the film producer trapped her in a hotel bathroom in 2013, masturbated in front of her while groping her breasts, and told her: "This is what all the actresses do to make it." She is one...more
OTHER WITNESSES: During closing arguments, prosecutors said Weinstein had abused his power and counted on his victims never coming forward. "The defendant not only ran roughshod over the dignity and the very lives of these witnesses, but he also...more
DEFENSE WITNESSES: Writer Paul Feldsher (seen February 6) testified for the defense that Sciorra told him she had "done this crazy thing with Harvey," and that he understood her to mean that she had "fooled around with him." Feldsher said that he had...more
DEFENSE WITNESSES: Elizabeth Loftus (seen February 7), a professor at the University of California, Irvine, told jurors that people's memories can become distorted after the fact and testified that strong emotions around a memory were no guarantee of...more
DEFENSE WITNESSES: Actress Talita Maia (seen February 10), a former friend of Mann, and Thomas Richards, Mann's former agent, testified that Mann showed no signs of distress hours after she was allegedly raped. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
DEFENSE WITNESSES: During closing arguments Weinstein's lead attorney, Donna Rotunno (seen February 13), urged jurors to put aside their emotions and told them they were the "last line of defense" against an "overzealous" media and...more
THE VERDICT: On Monday, Weinstein (pictured February 24) was convicted of sexual assault and third-degree rape. He faces up to 25 years in prison, a victory for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against...more
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