The Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein was in court in New York today for the beginning of his criminal trial. While in Los Angeles he was charged with sexual assault in a separate case.
In New York the charges include rape and predatory sexual assault and, if convicted on the most serious charge, he will face life in prison. Weinstein has denied the charges. Outside the court some of his alleged victims spoke out.
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct dating back decades. Earlier, I spoke to Rowena Chiu, a former assistant at Weinstein’s Miramax studio, who claims the movie mogul tried to assault her two decades ago. A warning our report contains distressing details about the alleged assault.