•   
  •   

World Weinstein's defence makes closing arguments attacking victims' credibility

06:55  14 february  2020
06:55  14 february  2020 Source:   france24.com

Weinstein 'master of his world', court told as trial wraps up

  Weinstein 'master of his world', court told as trial wraps up The trial for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has wrapped up in New York, with jurors starting to deliberate early this week.The trial for disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has wrapped up in New York, with jurors starting to deliberate early next week.

Harvey Weinstein ’ s defence lawyer has delivered a remarkable closing argument while pleading with a New York City jury to acquit the movie “They’re not responsible for the parties they attend, the men they flirt with, the choices they make to further their own careers the jobs they ask for help to obtain.”

Harvey Weinstein ’ s defense team laid out a sweeping closing argument on Thursday of their side Rotunno then attacked Haley’s credibility and character by describing her as a “flirtatious person” The prosecution will be the last to makes its closing argument , with Assistant District Attorney Joan

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Thursday took aim at the credibility of the women accusing the former movie producer of sexual assault and urged jurors in the closing arguments of his New York trial to acquit him.

Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann, a onetime aspiring actress, in 2013.

Weinstein's defence lawyer Donna Rotunno began by telling the jurors to use their common sense in evaluating the evidence.

Harvey Weinstein says his walker isn't fake: 'I'll have a race with you'

  Harvey Weinstein says his walker isn't fake: 'I'll have a race with you'  Walking out of court on Tuesday afternoon, Harvey Weinstein shot down rumours that his walker is fake. "I'll have a race with you," he sarcastically quipped to reporters, in response to the press questioning whether his walker is a prop.

Harvey Weinstein ’ s defense team laid out a sweeping closing argument on Thursday of their side Rotunno then attacked Haley’s credibility and character by describing her as a “flirtatious person” The prosecution will be the last to makes its closing argument , with Assistant District Attorney Joan

Closing arguments at the Harvey Weinstein rape trial are set to begin Thursday, with the jury hearing first from a Chicago attorney who’ s taken #MeToo movement heat for representing the disgraced Hollywood mogul and making provocative midtrial comments about his case outside of court.

"Historically, you are the last line of defence in this country from the overzealous media, from the overzealous prosecution," she said.

The jury is expected to hear the prosecution's closing argument on Friday in the trial that began more than a month ago.

Defendant Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves the courthouse following the second day of his rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) © Provided by Associated Press Defendant Harvey Weinstein The trial is a milestone for the #MeToo movement in which women have accused powerful men in business, entertainment, media and politics of sexual misconduct.

Since 2017, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

The former producer, who was behind films including "The English Patient" and "Shakespeare in Love," has denied any nonconsensual sex.

Rotunno said during closing arguments it was "disingenuous" for prosecutors to argue that the six women who testified at Weinstein's trial had acted independently.

Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

  Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial started deliberating on Tuesday, weighing charges in the landmark #MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood mogul behind bars for the rest of his life. The panel of seven men and five women heard instructions in the law from the judge before going behind closed doors to consider charges that Weinstein raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performed oral sex on another woman, TV and film production assistant Mimi Haleyi, in 2006.

Harvey Weinstein arrives in court as his defense prepare to deliver closing arguments in his New His lawyer will deliver closing arguments on Thursday as the weeks-long trial in New York comes to a Rotunno told The New York Times' The Daily she'd never been attacked 'because I would never

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Thursday took aim at the credibility of the women accusing the The prosecution “wove a sinister tale of a man who searched out his victims by putting them The jury is expected to hear the prosecution’ s closing argument on Friday in the trial that began more than a

"In October 2017, the biggest story in the world was about Harvey Weinstein," she said, referring to the first news reports about allegations against Weinstein. "They all knew that story."

Harvey Weinstein © Getty Images Harvey Weinstein Haleyi testified at trial that Weinstein forced oral sex on her in his home in 2006. Some time later, she said, she went to see him in a hotel in an effort to "regain some sort of power." Weinstein pulled her onto a bed and had sex with her, Haleyi testified.

Haleyi said she "went numb" during the encounter and did not want to have sex with Weinstein. Under cross-examination, she said she had not been forced. She acknowledged sending several friendly emails to Weinstein after the encounter.

On Thursday, Rotunno said Haleyi and Weinstein had "more of a relationship than she wants you to believe," pointing to Haleyi's emails and her decision to accept plane tickets from Weinstein to Los Angeles and London after the alleged assault.

Harvey Weinstein Fell Asleep in Court After Hosting Super Bowl Party the Night Before

  Harvey Weinstein Fell Asleep in Court After Hosting Super Bowl Party the Night Before Of the many shocking moments to come out of the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, one of the more bizarre episodes so far has been the reaction of the fallen movie mogul as actor Jessica Mann gave harrowing testimony in which she alleged Weinstein raped her. Of the many shocking moments to come out of the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, one of the more bizarre episodes so far has been the reaction of the fallen movie mogul as actor Jessica Mann gave harrowing testimony in which she alleged Weinstein raped her.

Closing arguments made in Weinstein case. After hearing from witnesses, a jury heard closing arguments from Harvey Weinstein ' s defense . The disgraced Hollywood producer is accused of rape.

Closing arguments at the Harvey Weinstein rape trial are set to begin Thursday, with the jury hearing first from a Chicago attorney who' s taken 'MeToo' movement heat for representing the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

Rotunno said the "real-time communication" between Haleyi and Weinstein would lead "any reasonable person" to conclude they had a good relationship.

Rotunno then turned to Mann's testimony.

Harvey Weinstein and his attorney Donna Rotunno arrive at a Manhattan courthouse to attend jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan): Harvey Weinstein and his attorney Donna Rotunno arrive at a Manhattan courthouse. © Provided by Associated Press Harvey Weinstein and his attorney Donna Rotunno arrive at a Manhattan courthouse. Mann had testified that Weinstein raped her in a Manhattan hotel room early in what she called an "extremely degrading" relationship with him. That relationship continued for years and included consensual sex, Mann said.

Rotunno said Mann's emails with Weinstein, as well as trial testimony from two of her friends at the time, indicated that she did not appear distressed after the alleged rape, undermining her story.

She said Mann "couldn't keep anything straight" under cross-examination.

Jurors also heard earlier in the trial from actress Annabella Sciorra, who testified that Weinstein came to her apartment one winter night in 1993 or 1994 and raped her. The allegation is too old to be charged as a separate crime, but it could act as an aggravating factor to support the most serious charge in the case, predatory sexual assault, which carries a possible life sentence.

Rotunno told jurors Sciorra's story did not add up, saying there was no way for Weinstein to get past her doorman and arrive at her apartment unannounced.

"Ask yourself if it makes sense, about how he got up there," she said.

She also discounted testimony from actress Rosie Perez, who said Sciorra had told her about the attack soon after it happened, noting that Sciorra herself said she did not remember telling Perez.

"Rosie did what a friend does, she lied," Rotunno said.

#WhereIPutMyself Goes Viral After Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Gives A Victim-Blaming Interview .
The hashtag #WhereIPutMyself has gone viral following Harvey Weinstein's lawyer Donna Rotunno giving a victim-blaming interview. Twohey pressed for clarification, asking, "So you're saying that you have never been sexually assaulted because you would never put yourself in the position of being sexually assaulted?" Rotunno's stance, however, was clear. "I've always made choices, from college age on, where I never drank too much, I never went home with someone I didn't know, I just never put myself in any vulnerable circumstance ever," she said.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!