NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape trial are expected to wrap up their case on Thursday then lawyers for the former producer will begin to call defense witnesses.
Weinstein’s witnesses are expected to include two experts: Deborah Davis, a psychology professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Elizabeth Loftus, a psychology professor at the University of California, Irvine and expert on human memory.
Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann and to sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi. Since 2017, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
Weinstein, who produced films including “The English Patient” and “Shakespeare in Love,” has denied any non-consensual sex.
His trial is widely seen as a milestone in the #MeToo movement in which women have accused powerful men in business, entertainment, media and politics of sexual misconduct.
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