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Prosecutors Rest Case in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

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MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press
Created: February 06, 2020 11:34 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial have rested their case. That move Thursday comes after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women who say the disgraced movie mogul ignored pleas such as “no no no” and excused his behavior as a Hollywood norm.

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Now Weinstein’s lawyers will start calling witnesses.

The defense is looking to raise doubts about the women's recollections of encounters that in some cases are more than a decade or two old. Weinstein maintains that any sexual encounters were consensual.

The criminal charges at the trial are based on two allegations: that Weinstein raped a woman in March 2013 and that he forced oral sex on another woman in 2006. 

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