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Harvey Weinstein jurors send first note to judge in sexual assault trial

Manhattan jurors in the Harvey Weinstein rape case have already despatched out their first note to the judge, asking for the authorized definitions of some components of the fees in opposition to the fallen producer — together with “forcible compulsion” and “consent.”

The note got here out at 12:12 p.m., lower than 45 minutes after the panel was first sequestered in the sensational trial.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein sits with his attorney Donna Rotunno as Judge James Burke instructs the jury on charges as they begin deliberations at New York Criminal Court during his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 18, 2020, in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg
Harvey Weinstein sits with lawyer Donna Rotunno at court docket right now because the jury begins deliberations in his sexual assault trial.REUTERS

Jurors additionally requested why actress Annabella Sciorra is simply a part of a “predatory sex-assault” cost, or assault sample, and never a stand-alone alleged sufferer.

It’s as a result of the statute of limitations had already handed on the alleged crime in opposition to her.

Manhattan Supreme Court docket Justice James Burke stated he’ll learn the jurors the definitions they requested. As for Sciorra’s case, he instructed them, “You need to take into account solely the fees which might be earlier than you.”

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