Harvey Weinstein Wants Mistrial, Claims Juror Wrote Novel ‘Age of Consent’
Harvey Weinstein‘s attorneys assert among those 12 jurors on his sexual abuse trial sprayed up one crucial reality — she wrote a book about elderly guys pursuing sex with young women… and consequently, they need a mistrial.
Weinstein’s lead attorney, Donna Rotunno, pointed out that the alleged lie in court Friday… telling the judge that the juror lied on her juror questionnaire by never revealing she was the writer of”Age of Consent”… a book about boarding school girls and their sexual relationships with older guys in NYC.
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Rotunno contended the topics of this book are too like some of the sexual harassment claims made against Weinstein. Rotunno argued that this was grounds for a mistrial.
The publication is not supposed to be published till July 2020, but a person in Weinstein’s office clearly did their study.
Rotunno also takes umbrage with the 12 jurors being chosen while Weinstein’s anticipating a determination — by an appeals court — about the rejection of a movement to change the trial venue.
As we mentioned, Weinstein believes he can not get a reasonable trial from the Manhattan court since they can not find jurors that aren’t biased with news coverage and protests of his instance.
It did not take long for a decision to come from…’cause the estimate promptly denied the motion for a mistrial.