Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial, opening statements
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Opening statements are expected today (Wednesday) in the trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
This comes more than two years after he was accused of sexual abuse, rape, harassment and using his influence to take advantage of young women.
The allegations sparked the “Me Too” movement.
At least one hundred women have publicly accused Weinstein of a range of actions, from unwanted sexual offenses, to rape.
The allegations that will be presented to a jury in New York today are based off the counts of two women.
The testimony of four other women will also be used.
Weinstein, who has denied the allegations, is not expected to testify.
If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.