2022-10-27 00:20:21

Weinstein Lawyer Presses Woman Over Absence of Rape Evidence

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By Associated Press

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) An attorney for Harvey Weinstein peppered a woman with questions Wednesday on the lack of forensic evidence that the movie magnate raped her in 2013, or that he was even at the hotel where she says the assault occurred.

You don't have any physical evidence to present to this jury that any of this happened, do you? lawyer Alan Jackson asked pointedly during cross-examination.

When the judge at the 70-year-old Weinstein's Los Angeles trial sustained an objection to the question because it called for speculation, Jackson got more specific:

Any photos?

No, the woman said quietly.

Any video?

No, she replied, then added, Do you think somebody after rape makes a video?

She began crying softly as she answered no to a series of similar questions about whether she had any documentation of bruises, scrapes, cuts, or handprints on her face from Weinstein holding her down, or had been given a sexual assault examination.

Do you have any physical evidence that you were even with Mr. Weinstein? Jackson asked.

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