Harvey Weinstein Trial: Rosie Perez to Testify to Assist Corroborate Annabella Sciorra’s Rape Accusation

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Actress and TV host Rosie Perez will testify Friday afternoon in Harvey Weinstein’s prison trial to assist corroborate Annabella Sciorra’s testimony that she was raped by the previous mogul within the 1990s.
In accordance with the prosecution, Perez was one of many those that Sciorra had advised about her expertise with Weinstein. Although Sciorra didn’t initially inform Perez the title of who assaulted her, the prosecution mentioned that Perez had been capable of piece the puzzle collectively that Weinstein was the particular person.
The protection on Friday objected to the prosecution’s request for Perez to seem as a witness as a result of Sciorra testified on Thursday that she didn’t inform anybody that Weinstein had raped her in her Manhattan condominium. However when pressed about that element through the protection’s cross-examination, Sciorra acknowledged that she had forgotten she advised Perez concerning the encounter.
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“I don’t bear in mind lots of the yr after I used to be raped as a result of I used to be in excessive trauma,” Sciorra mentioned on Thursday.
Perez is finest identified for co-hosting “The View” and for her roles in “Frasie,” “Bounty Hunters,” and the 1989 movie “Do the Proper Factor.” She was seen coming into the courthouse on Friday morning.
Sciorra was the second prosecution witness who testified within the prison trial of Weinstein, who faces 5 felony counts, together with predatory sexual assault and rape. Weinstein has pleaded not responsible and denied accusations of nonconsensual intercourse.

Harvey Weinstein Scandal: A Timeline of a Hollywood Mogul’s Downfall (Photographs)

Harvey Weinstein was as soon as the king of the indie movie world. However the Oscar-winning producer’s profession and repute have imploded since fall 2017, when scores of girls stepped ahead to accuse him of sexual misconduct. This is a breakdown of what occurred.

OCT. 5, 2017  
The New York Instances printed a narrative revealing that Harvey Weinstein had paid monetary settlements to a minimum of eight ladies who’ve accused him of sexual harassment or assault. Actress Ashley Judd is the one accuser to go on the document, accusing the mogul of assaulting her in his lodge room. In an announcement, Weinstein apologizes, vows to take a self-imposed depart of absence from his firm, and bizarrely declares conflict on the NRA.
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OCT. 6, 2017   
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, in addition to different Congressional Democrats, donate marketing campaign contributions they acquired from Weinstein to charity.
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OCT. 8, 2017 
Weinstein is fired as CEO from The Weinstein Firm.
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OCT. 10, 2017   
The New Yorker publishes its personal piece, written by Ronan Farrow, through which three ladies, together with Italian actress Asia Argento, accuse Weinstein of rape. By a spokesperson, Weinstein denies any account of nonconsensual intercourse.

Mannequin and actress Cara Delevingne additionally comes ahead on Oct. 11 to accuse Weinstein of constructing sexually inappropriate feedback and harassing her.
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OCT. 12, 2017   
The NYPD and London’s Metro Police each launch prison investigations of Weinstein. On social media, Rose McGowan accuses Weinstein of raping her. (He has persistently denied participating in nonconsensual intercourse.)
 

OCT. 13, 2017   
Director Quentin Tarantino, arguably Weinstein’s best discovery, says he’s “heartbroken” by the scandal. A petition to expel Weinstein from AMPAS passes 100,000 signatures.
 

OCT. 14, 2017   
The AMPAS Board of Governors expels Weinstein. The Weinstein Firm’s improvement slate falls aside, dropping initiatives with David O. Russell and extra. Launch of Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Present Conflict” is delayed.
 

OCT. 15, 2017  
Actress Alyssa Milano kicks off a cultural motion by encouraging ladies to share their tales of sexual harassment and assault on social media. She asks them to tag the tales #MeToo.

OCT. 17, 2017  
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy vows to start out an industry-wide fee to create “protections in opposition to harassment and abuse.” Frequent Weinstein collaborator and filmmaker Kevin Smith vows to donate all of his Weinstein Firm residuals to Girls in Movie.

OCT. 25, 2017   
The Taylor Sheridan movie “Wind River,” which had a profitable launch by the Weinstein Firm in August, excises the Weinstein title from its residence video and streaming releases. Principal financier Acadia Leisure buys the movie again from TWC and self-funds an awards marketing campaign. (It would not land any Oscar nominations.)
 

NOV. 6, 2017   
The Tv Academy bans Weinstein for all times. The New Yorker runs a follow-up piece saying a battery of former Mossad brokers and communications specialists have been used to silence tales of Weinstein’s impropriety for years.
 

NOV. 15, 2017   
TWC is hit with a class-action lawsuit from a number of of Weinstein’s accusers. The corporate is pressured to promote its live-action “Paddington 2” to Warner Bros. to assist infuse the studio with money and hold the doorways open.

DEC. 6, 2017   
The Academy publicizes its “requirements of conduct,” which learn, partially, “The Academy is categorically against any type of abuse, harassment or discrimination on the premise of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, incapacity, age, faith, or nationality.”
 

JAN. 1, 2018  
#TimesUp is born as 4 feminine expertise brokers from CAA create a authorized protection fund for girls within the U.S. workforce to guard them from sexual harassment. The trouble is introduced  and endorsed by contributors like Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Fox Movie head Stacey Snider, Fox TV honcho Dana Walden,  Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, amongst others.
JANUARY 7
To attract consideration to the mistreatment of girls in Hollywood, nearly all ladies attending the Golden Globes put on black.
JANUARY 8
Instantly after he wins a Golden Globe sporting a #TimesUp pin, James Franco is accused of sexual misconduct by a number of ladies. The accusations, which the actor denies, come in the midst of the Oscar nomination voting interval.
JANUARY 9
Girl Fowl writer-director Greta Gerwig joins Mira Sorvino, Chloe Sevigny and others in saying she wouldn’t work sooner or later with director Woody Allen, who had been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow. (He has repeatedly denied the accusation.)

JAN. 10, 2018   
Web page Six reviews that Weinstein and Chapman reached the phrases of an eight-figure divorce settlement, with Chapman securing main custody of the couple’s two kids.

JAN. 27, 2018   
The Academy emails members to disclose the method by which violations of its code of conduct could be reported.

FEB. 6, 2018   
“I could also be a 75-year-old white male,” says Academy President John Bailey on the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon, “however I’m as gratified as any of you that the fossilized bedrock of a lot of Hollywood’s worst abuses [is] being jackhammered into oblivion.” (One month later, the Academy would examine — after which dismiss — accusations of sexual harassment in opposition to Bailey himself.)

FEB. 8, 2018  
Los Angeles police ship three sexual assault instances regarding Weinstein to town’s district legal professional for doable fees.

MARCH 19, 2018  
The Weinstein Firm filed for chapter in Delaware, reporting that it had lower than $500,000 in money available. Dallas-based Lantern Capital Companions stepped up as a stalking horse bidder ready to purchase nearly all the firm’s belongings for $310 million.
As a part of the corporate’s chapter submitting, TWC additionally launched all of Weinstein’s accusers from any non-disclosure agreements that may’ve prevented them from talking about Weinstein’s alleged misconduct.

MAY 8, 2018  
Regardless of a last-minute bid from Broadway producer Howard Kagan’s Inclusion Media, a Delaware chapter choose approves Lantern Capital’s buy of The Weinstein Firm’s belongings.

MAY 25, 2018 
Following a months-long investigation by the NYPD, Weinstein is arrested on three felony fees of rape and prison intercourse act in reference to two feminine accusers. Weinstein pleads not responsible and launched on $1 million bail pending trial.

MAY 30, 2018   
Weinstein is indicted on fees of rape within the first and third levels, in addition to on fees of prison sexual act within the first diploma, as introduced by the Manhattan district legal professional’s workplace. Then on June 1, Three ladies filed further fees in opposition to Weinstein in a category motion lawsuit, saying that Weinstein remoted the ladies “in an try to interact in undesirable sexual conduct that took many types: flashing, groping, fondling, harassing, battering, false imprisonment, sexual assault and tried rape, and/or accomplished rape.” 
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JULY 2, 2018  
A grand jury served Weinstein with three extra sexual assault fees, an extra depend of prison sexual act within the first diploma for forcing a girl to have intercourse with him in 2006, and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The latter cost carries a minimal of 10 years in jail and a most of a life sentence. Weinstein would plead not responsible. 
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AUG. 3, 2018   
Weinstein made a push to have a New York choose toss out a prison sexual assault case introduced in opposition to him, saying in a submitting that the Manhattan district legal professional “failed to supply the Grand Jury with exculpatory proof of the long-term, consensual, intimate relationship between Mr. Weinstein and the alleged rape sufferer.”
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AUG. 19, 2018  
A report within the New York Instances mentioned Asia Argento paid a settlement of $380,000 to actor Jimmy Bennett after accusing her of sexually assaulting him when he was simply 17. Argento denied the accusations. Rose McGowan distanced herself from Argento, and Weinstein issued an announcement saying Argento displayed a “beautiful degree of hypocrisy.” “The sheer duplicity of her conduct is kind of extraordinary and may exhibit to everybody how poorly the allegations in opposition to Mr. Weinstein have been really vetted and accordingly, trigger all of us to pause and permit due course of to prevail, not condemnation by elementary dishonesty,” the assertion continued.

AUG. 30, 2018  
Former NBC Information producer Richard McHugh mentioned that individuals at “the very highest ranges of NBC” labored to quash Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein story that ultimately printed in The New Yorker. Then on Sept. 3, NBC Information Chairman Andy Lack despatched an inside memo saying that after eight months, Farrow’s reporting “didn’t have a single sufferer or witness keen to go on the document.” Farrow disputed the memo and mentioned NBC’s record of sources was incomplete. 

SEPT. 6, 2018  
The U.S. Legal professional’s workplace in New York opened an investigation into Weinstein’s involvement with the personal spy agency Black Dice to see if he violated any federal wire fraud legal guidelines. Weinstein had employed Black Dice to assemble data on these accusing him of sexual assault.

AUG. 26, 2019   
Weinstein is indicted on two new fees of predatory sexual assault. He faces seven counts, together with first-degree and third-degree rape.
The brand new indictment additionally permits for Annabella Sciorra to testify at his trial. Although Weinstein can’t be charged for raping Sciorra at her condominium in 1993, as she had mentioned in a 2017 interview with the New Yorker, the actress’ testimony might strengthen the D.A.’s case in opposition to Weinstein.
The prison trial, initially scheduled to start on Sept. 9, can also be pushed again to Jan. 2020.
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SEPT. 6, 2019   
A choose grants the consolidation of fees in opposition to Weinstein, bringing the depend again down to 5. The consolidation, which was voluntarily requested by the district legal professional’s workplace, dismisses prosecutors’ earlier fees of predatory sexual assault and basically replaces them with the 2 new fees of predatory sexual assault that have been included within the indictment final month.
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SEPT. 10, 2019   
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Instances reporters who first broke the Weinstein story, publish their guide “She Mentioned,” which chronicles their investigation into the mogul and the aftermath of their preliminary story.
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OCT. 15, 2019   
Ronan Farrow publishes “Catch and Kill,” his personal recounting of reporting on Weinstein and the roadblocks he confronted whereas making an attempt to publish his work at NBC Information. The guide consists of damning revelations about NBC Information’ management and an in depth accusation of rape in opposition to Matt Lauer. (Lauer has denied the accusation, and NBC Information has repeatedly denied lots of the particulars within the guide.) 
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Time’s Up denounces the tentative settlement, describing it as emblematic of a “damaged system that privileges highly effective abusers on the expense of survivors.”
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DEC. 11, 2019   
After accusations of ankle bracelet tampering, Weinstein’s bail is elevated to $5 million.
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JAN. 6, 2020   
The primary day of Weinstein’s prison trial begins in Manhattan. 
As courtroom was convening, a gaggle of “silence breakers” — together with Rosanna Arquette, Rose McGowan, Lou Godbold, Sarah Ann Masse, Dominique Huett, Lauren Sivan, and Paula Williams — maintain a press convention exterior the courtroom to name on Weinstein to be held accountable for his actions.
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Simply hours after Weinstein left the courtroom after the primary day of his trial, Los Angeles County District Legal professional Jackie Lacey introduced new fees of sexual assault in opposition to the ex-mogul: one felony depend every of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of power, and sexual battery by restraint.
An arraignment date has not but been set, however a spokesperson for the DA’s workplace advised The Wrap that they count on to attend till Weinstein’s trial in New York is full first. 
Weinstein’s bail is about to $5 million and, if convicted, he faces as much as 28 years in jail.
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A chronological have a look at how the indie mogul’s profession and repute unraveled

Harvey Weinstein was as soon as the king of the indie movie world. However the Oscar-winning producer’s profession and repute have imploded since fall 2017, when scores of girls stepped ahead to accuse him of sexual misconduct. This is a breakdown of what occurred.



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