Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in New York begins as new charges are filed in Los Angeles: What we know

Yahoo Celebrity

January 6, 2020

By Taryn Ryder

Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial began Monday in New York City where the disgraced producer faces a possibility of life in prison. There was no shortage of drama both outside and inside the courtroom — and in Los Angeles. It was also announced Monday he will face sexual assault and rape charges stemming from encounters with two women in 2013.

Weinstein, who was once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, hobbled into a Manhattan court on a walker passing by a group of accusers — including actresses Rose McGowan and Rosanna Arquette — who call themselves the “Silence Breakers.” They said in a release they were “representing the more than 90 women who bravely came forward to report Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.”

“He doesn’t realize what he’s done at all and I don’t think he ever will,” McGowan told the crowd on Monday. “He has something sick in his head like many serial rapists.”

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