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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:59 PM

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a 'tale,' not a case

Source: AP

By TOM HAYS, JENNIFER PELTZ and MICHAEL R. SISAK

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, conjuring up a world where “women are not responsible” for how they interact with men.

“In the alternative universe that prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a monster,” lawyer Donna Rotunno said in her closing argument. But, she said, he’s an innocent man relying on jurors not to be swayed by a “sinister tale.”

Rotunno argued that prosecutors had to come up with a damning story about the once-powerful movie producer because they don’t have the evidence to prove the charges.

“The irony is that they are the producers and they are writing the script,” Rotunno said, urging the jury to not buy into “the story they spun where women had no free will.”



Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in his rape trial, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. I hope this comes out well for the women and justice is served.

Plus, he has another trial in California waiting for him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:54 PM

2. There are movies and there are documentaries.

Documentaries are based on facts. Many movies are also based on facts.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:23 AM

3. Prosecutors: tell it to the women.

I get that everyone is entitled to a defense. And I get that every criminal case has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

These women are heroes, fighting for work in an industry dominated by men.

When they testify, their motives are in question.

Rape is about power.... what was Weinstein's motive?

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