On Wednesday, a prosecutor appeared before the jury and said that Harvey Weinstein had used his power to rape young women and subsequently silence them. Meghan Hast, the assistant district attorney, told stories of multiple assaults involving Harvey Weinstein, one case in particular was Jessica Mann.
Prosecutors In Harvey Weinstein Case Describe Him As A ‘Rapist’ The prosecutor says Mann will testify about her relationship with Harvey Weinstein, in which she has been trapped for years and was unable to escape due to her power over her. Mann claims that she was so traumatized by Harvey’s actions that she thought of committing suicide.
In October 2017, Mann only started dealing with what really happened to him. Hast began his statement by showing images of Harvey hanging out with some of the most famous people in the world, implying that many women felt helpless against him.
In her statement, she added, “the evidence will be clear that the man said there was not only a titan in Hollywood”, but also a rapist. Hast also told the stories of Miriam Haleyi, Annabella Sciorra and Mann. The aforementioned women’s allegations form the basis of the indictment on five counts.
In addition, Hast aimed to explain why the women refused to report the incidents to the police or to inform others in the public. She says they simply had to remain silent for the sake of their professional careers. She claimed that Harvey used his position to thread women for years.
According to Hast, Harvey broke into Annabella Sciorra’s house one night and suddenly began to take off her shirt. Sciorra told him to stop; she told him to leave his house, but he just didn’t want to stop. She felt helpless, gave up, and just hoped that the sexual encounter would be over.
The dishonored producer is currently fighting five counts of sexual assault, rape and criminal sexual acts.
If Harvey is convicted, he faces a life sentence. In addition, the producer faces four other charges in Los Angeles for rape and assault on a woman in 2013.