(Reuters) – Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers concluded their defence in the once-powerful Hollywood producer’s rape trial in New York on Tuesday.
Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two women, Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann, and faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault.
Below are highlights from the weeks-long trial in a state courtroom in Manhattan.
OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE
Images of Weinstein’s feeble entrances into court rocketed around social media: a dishevelled man slouched over a walker, trailed by his lead defence lawyer, a woman.
“I think he’s taken some good acting tips,” quipped Rose McGowan, an actress who has accused Weinstein of rape. She is one of more than 80 women who have accused the former producer of sexual misconduct since 2017.
Weinstein, who made his mark with critically acclaimed films such as “Shakespeare in Love,” has denied the allegations and said any sexual…
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