Lauren Younger, the ultimate accuser to testify towards Harvey Weinstein, instructed the jury on Wednesday that the producer grabbed her breast in a lodge rest room and masturbated right into a towel.
Younger mentioned she was lured into the lavatory on the Montage Resort in Beverly Hills, and resisted to no avail.
“I’m saying ‘no no no’ and he’s simply carrying on regular dialog, saying ‘That is what all actresses do,’” she testified.
Younger is the final of three “prior unhealthy acts” witnesses whose testimony is meant to buttress the accounts of the first accusers. Her accusation can be the topic of a separate felony cost in Los Angeles, which was filed earlier this month.
Younger mentioned she agreed to come back to the lodge on Feb. 19, 2013, to fulfill with Weinstein and Claudia Salinas, a Mexican mannequin and dancer whom she had met a 12 months earlier at an Oscar get together the place Weinstein was current.
On the assembly, she mentioned Weinstein appeared distracted. He prompt that she participate in “America’s Subsequent High Mannequin,” however she mentioned she wasn’t desirous about that. Weinstein prompt that the three of them proceed their dialog upstairs, saying he wanted to get able to obtain an award from Quentin Tarantino.
Younger mentioned that they received within the elevator, and Weinstein led her as much as his room. They went inside, and she or he mentioned she was led into the lavatory, and that Salinas then shut the door behind her.
“I stood there in shock,” she mentioned. “Out of concern, I began laughing.”
She mentioned Weinstein took his garments off. “It was the quickest I’ve ever seen anyone undress,” she mentioned.
Combating again tears, she mentioned Weinstein approached her, and she or he backed towards the sinks. It appeared, she mentioned, that Salinas and Weinstein had labored collectively to lure her within the room.
“I used to be actually frightened and scared that they had been going to harm me or one thing,” she mentioned.
She mentioned she turned away, not wanting to take a look at Weinstein’s bare physique, and he unzipped her gown, pulling it all the way down to her elbows and exposing her breasts.
“Then he was masturbating and greedy my boob… and jerking off together with his proper hand, saying, ‘How am I going to know should you can act?’” she mentioned. “I’m saying ‘no no no’ this entire time and that I had a boyfriend and I wasn’t .”
She mentioned he tried to the touch her vagina, however she was capable of block him along with her arms. He then continued to grope her breasts and ejaculated right into a towel, she mentioned. She mentioned she pulled up the gown and received out of there as rapidly as she may, capturing a unclean take a look at Salinas on her method to the door.
Below questioning from Assistant District Legal professional Meghan Hast, Younger was requested to explain Weinstein’s bare physique.
“I keep in mind his physique was bushy, he had some rolls, and he had a disgusting wanting penis,” she mentioned, saying his penis gave the impression to be scarred, and his testicles weren’t intact.
As she mentioned this, Weinstein was shaking his head.
On Tuesday, the jury was proven bare images of Weinstein to corroborate the testimony of Jessica Mann, a rape accuser who additionally described Weinstein’s genitals as disfigured.
Younger mentioned that she by no means wore the gown once more, and was capable of retrieve it for prosecutors.