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Prosecutors might humiliate Harvey Weinstein throughout rape trial by displaying nude photos of him

Prosecutors may humiliate Harvey Weinstein during rape trial by showing nude pictures of him


PROSECUTORS might humiliate Harvey Weinstein throughout his rape trial by displaying photos of his bare physique, it emerged on Tuesday.

Authorities have 72 images displaying the Hollywood mogul within the nude – shot by investigators from the Manhattan District Lawyer’s Workplace in the course of the probe of his alleged intercourse crimes.

Harvey Weinstein seen utilizing a zimmer body on the second day of his prison trial on fees of rape and sexual assault in New York Metropolis
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Legal professionals wish to use seven of the pictures to corroborate testimony on the 67-year-old’s trial – primarily based on “figuring out traits” of his anatomy.

Lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi revealed plans to point out jurors the seven images with out letting anybody else get a peek.

Throughout a closing pre-trial convention forward of jury choice, she mentioned Weinstein’s legal professionals have been “notably delicate” concerning the photographs.

Ms Illuzzi mentioned: “It’s not the apply of the Manhattan District Lawyer’s Workplace to ever, ever…humiliate the defendant.

“We now have a proposed approach during which we will put our proof earlier than the jury with out having it disseminated.”

Weinstein plans to file a movement objecting to the unspecified proposal or deal with it with the choose behind closed doorways, defence lawyer Damon Cheronis mentioned.

TEXT VIOLATION

In the course of the second day of his New York rape trial on Tuesday, Weinstein narrowly averted being remanded in custody for utilizing his cell phone in courtroom.

Decide James Burke berated the disgraced movie boss’s legal professionals after Weinstein had 4 telephones in courtroom – and solely gave two to his legal professionals.

When Weinstein protested, Decide Burke mentioned: “It’s possible you’ll wish to invoke your proper to silence.”

The choose added: “Mr Weinstein. Is that this actually the best way you wish to find yourself in jail for the remainder of your life, by texting in violation of a courtroom order? Is it?”

Weinstein shook his head and mentioned: “I didn’t” in the course of the castigation.

The choose cooled down sufficient to let Weinstein stay free on bail.

NEW SEX CRIMES CLAIMS

Ms Illuzi had demanded that he be remanded in custody due to new intercourse crimes filed in opposition to him in Los Angeles on Monday – minutes after the formal begin of his trial in New York.

She mentioned that the girl accusing Weinstein of sexual assault in California will probably be a witness within the New York case. The girl accusing him of rape is not going to.

The lawyer mentioned: “There’s a grave threat that in some unspecified time in the future that the defendant will realise that the proof in opposition to him is imposing and overwhelming.”

Weinstein’s lead lawyer Donna Rotunno mentioned he had been in “absolute compliance” together with his bail situations and that since October there had been no points together with his ankle monitor.

JURY SELECTION

The listening to happened forward of the beginning of jury choice, which is predicted to final two weeks.

The Manhattan Supreme Court docket usually sends notices to 36,000 potential jurors every month – however 2,000 further have been added this month particularly for the Weinstein trial.

The courtroom must sift via 500 potential jurors to get 12 who will serve for the trial, together with six alternates.

In the course of the closing levels potential jurors will probably be given a questionnaire asking them if there may be any motive why they need to not serve.

Such causes might embrace having been a sufferer of sexual assault or having a connection to Weinstein or one of many alleged victims.

Weinstein is charged with prison sexual act, rape and predatory sexual assault in New York.

He denies all allegations of non-consensual intercourse.

STAR ‘WITNESSES’

Jurors at Weinstein’s rape trial have been instructed that Hollywood stars Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek might be attainable witnesses or have their names talked about in the course of the case.

Their names have been talked about throughout an inventory learn out to potential jurors in Manhattan.

Hayek, 53, instructed in 2017 how Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed her throughout a enterprise partnership.

She claimed he repeatedly requested that she take a bathe with him, whereas making gives of massages and oral intercourse.


Hayek wrote: “I don’t assume he hated something greater than the phrase ‘no’”.

Oscar-winner Theron, 44, has instructed beforehand how she was sexually harassed by an unnamed movie producer.

In New York on Tuesday, 40 potential Weinstein jurors walked away from the case – claiming they may not be neutral.

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Weinstein narrowly averted being remanded in custody for utilizing his cell phone in courtroom on Tuesday[/caption]

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Salma Hayek has instructed how Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed her[/caption]

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