Joan Illuzzi-Orbon stresses movie mogul’s power imbalance Prosecution makes closing arguments in rape trialHarvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who was a “master of his universe”, stepped on, demoralised, humiliated and ultimately abused and raped “disposable” women he tricked into his lair, a prosecutor told the jury on Friday in closing arguments at his New York rape trial. Related: Harvey Weinstein trial nears final act after defence rests Continue reading...
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