In the Dock

People versus Harvey Weinstein

26 January 2020 - 00:00 By Bloomberg

Harvey Weinstein launched a campaign of increasingly menacing behaviour towards Sopranos star Annabella Sciorra, starting with a series of creepy gifts and ending with her rape one winter night in the early 1990s, she told a courtroom in Manhattan this week.

First Weinstein demanded that Sciorra star in a film he’d agreed to produce for her friend, and sent her a gift of classic films and popcorn — as well as a bottle of Valium  to “calm” her after she  resisted the role because of exhaustion. Next came a box of chocolate penises, which she found “disgusting”...

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