On Friday, jurors deciding on the fate of the disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein, declared they had finished re-hearing the testimony from one of his accusers, Annabella Sciorra, who claims Harvey raped her during the wintertime of 1993-1994.
Page Six reported that the jurors finished listening to Sciorra’s testimony for the second time during the fourth day of deliberations in the sexual-assault trial.
As it was previously reported, the seven-man-five-woman jury wrote a note to Justice James Burke of the Manhattan Supreme Court asking to hear Annabella’s testimony for the second time. On Friday morning, Justice James Burke said to the jury that a court reporter would re-read the testimony again from the former actress.
Additionally, the jury asked to hear from the testimony from Annabella’s close and personal friend, Rosie Perez, who spoke with her about the purported assault shortly after it happened in the early 1990s. Rosie had previously claimed that Annabella seemed distraught and shaken after the incident went down.
Perez claims Sciorra said to her over the phone, “I think I was raped,” after feeling unsure about what had happened between herself and the disgraced producer. Currently, Weinstein is up against two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of a criminal sex act.
All of the charges come from the accusations made by Sciorra, the ex-Project Runway production assistant, Mimi Haleyi, as well as Jessica Mann, who was an aspiring actress at the time of the purported altercation.
Reportedly, the jury finished their deliberations near 3:00 pm today. Followers of the case know that Weinstein’s future in this particular trial lies at the heart of the #MeToo movement that first began at the ending of 2017.
The New York Times and The New Yorker were the first to publish their expose’s on Weinstein and his decades-long behavior and transgressions. After their investigations hit the press, hundreds of other men in various industries were also accused of misconduct, rape, harassment, assault, and other indiscretions.
Bill Cosby was the first conviction in the #MeToo era, although, the accusations against him first gained traction in the media in 2014.