Prosecutor In Harvey Weinstein Trial Says Weinstein Thought He Ran The Universe
NBC News reported that the lead prosecutor in the Harvey Weinstein case accused the disgraced producer of feeling like he was above the rest of the world, and could do whatever he wanted to women in the entertainment industry.
The prosecutor described Weinstein as a "serial predator" who regularly abused women and thought he could do so because of his status in the industry. Joan Illuzzi-Orbon hypothetically described Weinstein's point of view as someone who could do whatever he wanted and thought he was above the law.
As it was previously reported, Weinstein has been accused of serious crimes by several different women, including Jessica Mann, Annabella Sciorra, and Mimi Haleyi. Thus far, Weinstein has denied all of the accusations.
The ADA claims that Harvey viewed women as "complete disposables" whom he could do whatever he wanted. As most know, Weinstein was arguably the most powerful producer in the entire industry, creating some of the most iconic films of all time including Pulp Fiction and a few others like Shakespeare in Love.
Earlier this week, Donna Rotunno, Harvey's main lawyer, accused the prosecution of creating a false narrative, also suggesting that the jurors in the case were the "last line of defense" against prosecutors who were over the top in their claims.
Moreover, Rotunno said in her closing remarks that the prosecution spun a narrative in which Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men like him were so powerful that no woman would ever willingly want to sleep with them ever.
When speaking with reporters outside of the courtroom earlier this week, Weinstein was asked about his lawyer's closing remarks, and he said that he made the "King's Speech, it was a queen's speech."
As most know, the charges against Harvey Weinstein are instrumental in the #MeToo movement. In fact, the allegations against him played a crucial role in the start of the movement back in late 2017, with the initial reports revealed from the New York Times and the New Yorker.