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Jennifer Siebel Newsom cross-examined over Harvey Weinstein rape testimony, defense claims consensual sex

Jennifer Siebel Newsom was cross-examined Tuesday in a Los Angeles court about her testimony in which she claimed she was raped. Harvey Weinstein in 2005.

Siebel Newsom is a documentarian and the wife of California Govt. Gavin Newsom.

Weinstein’s attorney Mark Werksman asked Siebel Newsom, known in court documents as Jane Doe #4, whether she confused reality with her dreams, as she previously said she had “constant thoughts” about him. had nightmares”. alleged rape After meeting Weinstein in a hotel room at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills.

She refused Werksman’s suggestion that she “may have a hard time really discerning what happened in a nightmare and what really happened in a bedroom at the Peninsula Hotel,” explaining that her testimony of the alleged assault was recent. as she allowed herself to remember the “traumatic” event.

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom testified this week that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2005.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom testified this week that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2005.
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“As we get closer to this, and it becomes more real, I need to clarify and be more detailed,” said Siebel Newsom. “I had everything in a box, and I’m slowly sharing a little at a time, because it’s so painful.”

Siebel Newsom gave some details of the alleged rape under oath for the first time in emotional testimony on Monday.

Werksman claimed she had consensual sex with Weinstein to help his career, pointing out that she remained friendly with Weinstein after the alleged assault, something she claimed a rape victim would not do. .

Jennifer Seibel Newsom, wife of Gavin Newsom, is known as Jane Doe No. 4 in the Harvey Weinstein trial.

Jennifer Seibel Newsom, wife of Gavin Newsom, is known as Jane Doe No. 4 in the Harvey Weinstein trial.
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He also said that he did not explain his lack of consent during the alleged assault.

On Monday, Cybele Newsom described her “horror” at reportedly finding herself unexpectedly alone in a hotel room meeting with Weinstein that was supposed to be about her career.

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“I’m trembling. I’m like a rock, I’m cold. It’s my worst nightmare. I’m just this flying doll!” She testified through tears, saying that the producer came out of the bathroom wearing nothing but a robe, then began masturbating and groping her before raping her.

Harvey Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence for rape in New York.

Harvey Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence for rape in New York.
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She said that when she initially told prosecutors and police about the alleged assault in 2020, she did so to support other accusers, and did not think it would lead to charges.

“I initially offered to talk to the detectives to support the other women, not to be here on the witness stand,” she told Werksman.

Werksman asked, “You’re the wife of the governor of California at the time, and you’re about to meet with the police and a deputy DA and you didn’t think that what you said was going to result in you being a victim in a criminal indictment.” ?”

She responded, “I was honestly just telling my truth and I had no idea what the outcome was going to be.” Siebel Newsom said she felt her allegations were beyond the statute of limitations. Abolished the statute of limitations for cases.

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“Over the past several days, my client, Jane Doe 4, has taken the very difficult and painful step of publicly describing her sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein,” Seibel Newsom’s attorney Elizabeth Fagen said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Tuesday. She raised. She knew it might have been easier to repress the memory of her 2005 assault, but she couldn’t. She found the strength to speak up for herself, for her family, and most importantly, for the women who came forward. felt an obligation to women unable to. publicly. During her testimony she demonstrated tremendous strength and resolve in telling her truth and stood firm as Weinstein’s defense team tried to ruthlessly discredit her His courage in the face of these harrowing circumstances is commendable.

Siebel Newsom described it on Monday "scary" reportedly found herself unexpectedly alone with Weinstein in a hotel room meeting that was supposedly about her career.

On Monday, Cybele Newsom described her “horror” at reportedly finding herself unexpectedly alone in a hotel room meeting with Weinstein that was supposed to be about her career.
(Bill Robles via AP)

Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence for rape in New York and has pleaded not guilty to 11 charges of rape and sexual assault by five women in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, the judge dismissed four of the 11 counts at the request of prosecutors.

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Siebel Newsom was the last of the four accused to testify at the trial. A fifth woman, Jane Doe #5, did not testify, and her charges of forcible rape were dropped without explanation from prosecutors.

Fox News Digital’s Tracey Wright and The Associated Press contributed to this report.