The story of Harvey Weinstein is a narrative of patterns. Scores of girls — greater than 80 — have given eerily comparable accounts of abuse and harassment by the highly effective film mogul.
This week, two years after these allegations had been first reported in The New York Occasions, Mr. Weinstein’s trial opens in New York. Within the first a part of a two-part collection, we examine why the case went from 80 potential plaintiffs to 2.
This episode comprises descriptions of sexual violence.
Mr. Weinstein’s fame preceded him as he stepped right into a Manhattan courthouse this week to face prices of rape and felony sexual exercise, making it difficult to find jurors who didn’t have already got sturdy opinions concerning the case.
The reporters who broke the primary investigation into Mr. Weinstein explain why the trial rests on a narrow legal case with an already fraught again story and why the result’s extremely unpredictable.
On the primary day of Mr. Weinstein’s trial, two different felony allegations towards him were released in Los Angeles.
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Megan Twohey contributed reporting.
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