New York jurors shown naked photos of Harvey Weinstein


    By Brendan Pierson

    NEW YORK – Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape trial were shown naked photographs of the former Hollywood producer on Tuesday over his lawyers’ objections.

    A sketch artist hired by Reuters saw a couple of the naked photos when they were passed to the jury and produced a drawing for the news agency. In the courtroom, prosecutors did not say why the photographs were introduced or how many were presented.

    A photographer employed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office testified that he took the pictures in June 2018.

    Jessica Mann, a woman Weinstein is accused of raping, testified last week about the appearance of Weinstein’s naked body. Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting Mann and another woman, Mimi Haleyi.

    He faces up to life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault.

    Mann testified on Friday that when she first saw Weinstein, he had no testicles and appeared “deformed” or “intersex.”

    The term refers to individuals with sex characteristics “that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies,” according to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. – Reuters