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‘Sopranos’ Actress Testifies in court; Says “Harvey Weinstein Raped Me”

By LawStreet News Network      25 January, 2020 09:01 PM      0 Comments
‘Sopranos’ Actress Testifies in court; Says “Harvey Weinstein Raped Me”

New York:  Actress Annabella Sciorra in an emotional testimony midst of Harvey Weinstein's trial, alleged him barging into her New York apartment late at night in the early 1990s with attacking her while she was wearing a nightgown.

The sopranos” actress fought back tears as she told the court of being raped by Weinstein which noxiously affected her as she testified before the court of having “a seizure”.

"It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual. I didn't really even know what was happening," actress Annabella Sciorra said.

Annabella faced the jury as she held her hands above her head and clasped her wrists to demonstrate how accused, then three times of her weight held her down on her bed and sexually assaulted her. 

"He got on top of me and he raped me," she said, under questioning by Lead Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon. "He put his penis inside of my vagina and he raped me," repeated Sciorra, the first of Weinstein's accusers who have testified in proceedings which synonymously is symbolic to the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein, 67, tried to avoid eye contact with the actress as Sciorra told the New York state court that the former film producer then performed oral sex on her.

"I didn't have very much fight left inside me at this point. My body just shut down," said Sciorra.

Harvey Weinstein, 67 has pleaded not guilty on the charge of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping actress Jessica Mann in furtherance denying all allegations of non-consensual sex. 

Sciorra produced evidence to support the prosecution's case which can be amounted to devise that Weinstein was a career sexual predator.

The opposing counsel have contended that her allegation is too old to be included on the charge sheet, but the charge of predatory sexual assault, which carries possible life imprisonment, requires prosecutors to prove he sexually assaulted at least two people.

Author: Kumar Aditya

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