The unspecified “proof issues” apparently include what the prosecutors learned—or perhaps had been fed by Weinstein’s lawyers—about Battilana when they should have been taking a deeper look at Weinstein. The prosecutors were said to have decided there had been “inconsistencies” in Battilana’s testimony regarding the “bunga bunga” party in Italy. That did not change the recording in New York. The Weinstein case remained considerably stronger than many the district attorney routinely brought against subway gropers. The determining difference was that Weinstein was a big shot. … [Read more...] about Years Before Harvey Weinstein Surrendered, Prosecutors Did ‘Opposition Research’ on His First Accuser
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She told The New Yorker: “I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him… I just sort of gave up. That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it’s their fault.” … [Read more...] about The NYPD Is Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein. Will District Attorney Cy Vance Finally Agree to Let It?
“Having heard of Harvey Weinstein or even being familiar with the allegations made against him in the press or elsewhere are not by themselves disqualifying and does not mean that you’re not permitted to sit as a juror in this case,” he told a group of jurors after noting that he heard a gasp coming from the group when he announced the name of the case. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein trial: how finding an impartial jury became a spectacle
Supermodel Hadid was told she had not made the cut Thursday despite telling the judge that she thought she could 'keep an open mind on the facts'. The defense and prosecutors agreed later that having her on the jury would be too much of a commotion. She left the court shortly after her arrival. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer asks court to consider ‘if a person could have sex for reasons other than love’ and judge warns court ‘this is not a referendum on the #MeToo movement’ as seven jurors are finally selected and Gigi Hadid is dismissed
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers went to court Thursday with a last-minute demand to halt jury selection and move his rape trial out of New York City, where they say intense publicity, protesters and even the consideration of supermodel Gigi Hadid as a juror have turned the case into a “media and entertainment circus.” … [Read more...] about Weinstein’s lawyers want trial moved, calling it a ‘circus’