Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein left New York City criminal court as the process of the selection of his trail jurors entered its final stage on Thursday. Over 80 women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct since the allegations emerged against him in 2017. Weinstein denies all allegations.
Feminist activists held a demonstration outside the criminal courthouse in Lower Manhattan, New York City, as the film producer Harvey Weinstein's rape case continued on Friday. The activists performed the viral Chilean anti-femicide song 'the rapist is you' in both the original version and translated into English. "We are at this location today because it's very symbolic of everything that is happening in our justice system", adding that "we are here in protest of him [Harvey Weinstein] but also in protest of the American judicial system which seems to have no honour or respect for women," said Amber Tamblyn, one of the protesters As as 100 women have accused Weinstein of rape, sexual assault or harassment. The former film producer is on trial for allegedly raping a in a hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting another woman in 2006. In case the accusations are confirmed, the Hollywood film producer would face a life sentence.
Harvey Weinstein left the New York State Supreme Court after the first day of the criminal trial against him on Monday. Weinstein, a US former film producer, is facing charges related to a number of alleged sexual crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault. The former movie mogul denies all charges. Over 80 women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct since the allegations emerged against him in 2017.