It’s been the trial of the testicles.
Harvey Weinstein and his “deformed” genitals have been scrutinized for weeks throughout his rape trial in Los Angeles — and a jury are presently deciding whether or not bombshell testimonies concerning the pervert’s non-public elements are sufficient to convict the fallen Hollywood titan for a second time.
In his opening assertion, Deputy District Legal professional Paul Thompson mentioned every of the victims — 4 Jane Does linked to the felony fees and 4 “prior unhealthy acts” witnesses — wouldn’t be capable of describe Weinstein’s anatomy “completely,” however they might all observe “distinctive issues” about Weinstein’s genitalia.
“What I’m referring to is the results of a surgical procedure that the defendant had in 1999,” Thompson informed the jury as 70-year-old Weinstein shook his head. “Due to an an infection, his testicles have been truly taken from his scrotum and put into his interior thighs.”
In one of many extra surprising testimony through the five-week trial, Jennifer Siebel Newsom— the spouse of California Gov. Gavin Newsom— testified Weinstein used his “fish-like” penis to rape her in 2005 on the Peninsula Lodge in Beverly Hills.
When requested by Deputy District Legal professional Marlene Martinez to explain Weinstein’s physique, Siebel Newsom mentioned: “A number of bruises, markings, yellow and inexperienced, a lot of stretch marks on his stomach, very not bodily match in any respect. Regarded uncircumcised and unusual although, form of fish-like, the penis, one thing was distorted within the testicles … A number of pores and skin, a lot of pores and skin down there.”
Harvey Weinstein seems in courtroom on the Clara Shortridge Foltz Prison Justice Middle on October 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.Etienne Laurent-Pool/Getty Photographs
Jurors have been introduced pictures of Weinstein’s deformed genitalia, which they considered in a personal room at Los Angeles Superior Court docket. Throughout his 2020 New York trial, it was defined that Weinstein sustained scarring and alterations in his genitalia due to surgical procedure to treatment Fournier’s Gangrene.
One of many different victims testified she was assaulted in 2013 and that Weinstein — who’s already serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault in New York — had “issues with testicles.” She mentioned his scrotum was “a part of him.”
A number of of the ladies mentioned as soon as Weinstein had them alone in a resort room, he would undress or get within the bathe, later showing bare and masturbating.
Attorneys Alan Jackson, Mark Werksman and Jacqueline Sparagna, representing Harvey Weinstein, arrive on the Los Angeles County Superior Court docket Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.AP Picture/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Onewitness, actress Natassia Malthe, mentioned Weinstein raped her at resort room across the time of the 2008 British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts Awards.
Malthe mentioned as when Weinstein penetrated her vagina together with his penis, she noticed an enormous gap in his abdomen.
“It didn’t final lengthy as a result of I had zero response as a result of I simply performed useless,” Malthe testified. “He bought off me and completed off himself. He ejaculated into his hand.”
Jennifer Siebel Newsom testified Harvey Weinstein used his “fish-like” penis to rape her in 2005 on the Peninsula Lodge in Beverly Hills. AP Picture/Wealthy Pedroncelli, File
Jane Doe 2 testified she was sexually assaulted in February 2013 on the Montage resort in Beverly Hills. She mentioned Weinstein’s privates appeared like “it had been chopped off and sewn again on.”
“I didn’t actually see a full sack, I actually simply noticed a penis,” she testified. “I used to be disgusted. I had by no means seen an enormous man like that bare.”
Protection legal professional Alan Jackson urged jurors to not be swayed by the alleged “lies,” and insisted two of the accusers — Jane Doe 1 and a couple of— utterly fabricated their alleged sexual encounters.
Natassia Malthe mentioned Harvey Weinstein raped her at resort room across the time of the 2008 British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts Awards.Mike Coppola/Getty Photographs
He mentioned Jane Doe 3, a masseuse, and Jane Doe 4, Siebel Newsom, had “transactional intercourse” with Weinstein and maintained relationships with the previous producer for years.
He mentioned Jane Doe 1, who claimed Weinstein compelled her to present him oral intercourse, flip-flopped a number of occasions on her testimony. He identified that Jane Doe 1 initially informed investigators and prosecutors in a 2017 interview: “He put my face into his testicles.”
A couple of yr later throughout her testimony to the Grand Jury, Jackson mentioned the identical accuser had all of the sudden omitted Weinstein’s testicles from her account.
Jane Doe 2 testified she was sexually assaulted in February 2013 on the Montage resort in Beverly Hills.FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Photographs
“She discovered one thing was flawed in that testimony,” Jackson mentioned to jurors throughout his closing argument on Thursday. “He by no means had testicles.”
Weinstein faces two counts of forcible rape and 5 counts of sexual assault and might be sentenced to over 100 years in jail if convicted on all fees. Jurors began their deliberations Friday afternoon.