On the second day of deliberations in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial, jurors returned to the Manhattan Supreme Court to decide on the fate of the disgraced producer who has been charged with several sex abuse crimes.
Page Six claims that on the second day, jurors arrived back in the courthouse and quickly wrote out a note for the judge. Within the first 20 minutes of the trial, jurors asked for the testimony from Mimi Haleyi and also asked to have the charges re-read to them.
Reportedly, the jury wanted to get their hands on the transcript of Mimi’s testimony specifically related to the July 2006 assault in which Weinstein supposedly forced oral sex on her. Moreover, she allegedly had sex with Weinstein two weeks after as well.
Additionally, the note asked for more emails between Weinstein and Haleyi, the former assistant who claims Weinstein assaulted her on the 10th of July, 2006, at his apartment in Soho, New York City. Rather than receive a transcript, the jurors have to hear the testimony from a court reporter.
Thirty minutes later, the jury sent a revised note to the judge. As it was previously reported, Haleyi testified this past month that Weinstein had pulled a tampon out of her and then performed oral sex on her after he invited her to his apartment.
Mimi claims she tried to push away from Weinstein, but he “pulled her” towards him. Mimi, while standing trial, stated that Weinstein had repeatedly pushed her to the bed after trying to get up. Currently, Weinstein is defending himself against two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault, and one count of a criminal sex act.
All of the aforementioned charges come from the stories of three different women, including Haleyi, Annabella Sciorra, and Jessica Mann. Weinstein has continued to deny the accusations and has repeatedly stated that all of his interactions were 100% consensual.
The allegations and stories about Harvey Weinstein were the first to kick off the #MeToo in earnest near the ending of 2017. The New York Times and The New Yorker were the first to publish their stories.