Harvey Weinstein in court again

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CaliforniaHarvey Weinstein accused of raping governor’s wife

American movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is on trial again. This time he has to answer to 11 charges in California.

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Weinstein is on trial for the second time on sexual assault charges.

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After a trial in New York that ended in a guilty verdict and a long prison term in 2020, he now faces 11 counts in California, including rape.

After a trial in New York that ended in a guilty verdict and a long prison term in 2020, he now faces 11 counts in California, including rape.

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Jennifer Siebel, 48, partially tearfully described meeting Weinstein in 2005 at a Beverly Hills hotel in court in California.

Jennifer Siebel, 48, partially tearfully described meeting Weinstein in 2005 at a Beverly Hills hotel in court in California.

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In the trial of the former movie mogul, which has been ongoing since the beginning of October Harvey Weinstein The wife of California’s governor pleaded guilty to sexual assault on Monday. Partially in tears, Jennifer Siebel, 48, described meeting Weinstein in 2005 at a Beverly Hills hotel to discuss possible projects as an actress and producer.

According to her testimony, Weinstein attacked her, dragged her to the bed and raped her, according to reporters present at the trial. She was crying, shaking and trying to fight him off, Siebel said. Weinstein must have known this was done without her consent.

Eleven counts in California

The producer is a strong personality Hollywood that she herself was still trying to make it in the movie business. She later met Gavin Newsom, whom she married in 2008. The Democrat is the governor of California as of 2019. The couple has four children. Siebel, who is listed as Plaintiff Jane Doe #4 in the lawsuit, has previously revealed her identity.

Weinstein is on trial for the second time on sexual assault charges. After a trial in New York that ended in a guilty verdict and a lengthy prison sentence in 2020, he now faces 11 charges in California, including rape. It concerns the accusation of five women in the period from 2004 to 2013.

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As before, Weinstein has denied any wrongdoing. Sexual acts have always been consensual. His attorney said in his initial lawsuit that the plaintiffs had sex with the influential producer to advance their careers in Hollywood.

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