Hollywood producer slandered Harvey Weinstein Got a partial victory in court on Monday.
A judge said she would give Weinstein’s defense a chance to question his wife California Gov. Gavin NewsomJennifer Seibel Newsom, about an email she sent to Weinstein two years after she was allegedly raped by a now 70-year-old woman.
Los Angeles Judge Lisa Lench ruled that the defense could ask about an email Siebel Newsom sent Weinstein seeking media advice, but could not say that it was about the disclosure of an affair. who accompanied Gavin Newsom as mayor of San Francisco.
Weinstein’s attorney, Mark Worksman, argued that it was imperative to include the description, which said, “Of all the things you’d think a woman raped by Harvey Weinstein wouldn’t do is ask her what to do with the sex scandal.” How to deal.”
The judge disagreed with Worksman, saying he was exaggerating the case by saying that Weinstein’s due process was at stake.
siebel newsom Weinstein is one of five women charged with rape and sexual assault.
This particular attack reportedly took place between 2004 and 2005 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
It was reported that Weinstein’s team would argue that the relationship was consensual.
Seibel Newsom is an actress and film producer who has been dating California Gov. They were married in 2008.
Throughout her marriage, Siebel Newsom has been outspoken on sexual harassment and gender equality.
Prosecutors also scored a victory on Monday, with the judge allowing prosecutors to play a secret recording to jurors that another witness, Ambra Battilana GutierrezIn 2015, Weinstein was formed in conjunction with the New York Police. In that recording, Weinstein apologized for his behavior when he said that he grabbed her breasts and touched her thigh.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.