Harvey Weinstein saw actresses as ‘complete disposables’, prosecutor says
Harvey Weinstein saw aspiring actresses as “complete disposables”, lawyers have said in the closing statements of his rape trial.
Mimicking the Hollywood mogul, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said: “The universe is run by me and they don’t get to complain when they get stepped on, spit on, demoralised and, yes, raped and abused by me – the king.”
Weinstein, 67, is accused of five counts, including rape and predatory sexual assault, relating to two women.
The jury will decide his fate next week and he could get a life sentence if found guilty.
Weinstein insists all the sexual encounters were consensual.