This Monday begins the trial of the former American film producer Harvey Weinsteinwho will again have to face charges for sexual abuse and harassment before a court of The Angels.
Weinstein, who for decades was one of the leading figures in the television industry Hollywoodis currently serving a sentence of 23 years in prison in a New York jail after being convicted of the crimes of rape and sexual assault.
Now, however, the 70-year-old businessman will have to answer for 11 counts of sexual assault which include rape and forced oral sex against women in hotels in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, between the years 2004 and 2013.
The trial is expected to last around two months and, if convicted, the movie mogul could be sentenced to others. 140 years behind bars.
This is how the case against Weinstein is revived after five years since the complaints and investigations against him blew up the #MeToo movementwith the testimonials of actresses, former producers and models who publicly denounced him. To refresh your memory we bring you a chronology of Weinstein case and who were the women who accused the former producer.
Weinstein case timeline
October 5, 2017
New York Times unleashes the scandal with the publication of a report detailing decades of accusations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein. Among the complainants stand out the actresses rose mcgowan Y Ashley Judd. The accusations ranged from forcing them to see him naked, to promising to help them advance their careers in exchange for “massages” or sexual favors.
October 8, 2017
It is announced that Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company after the former producer apologized, acknowledging that “he has caused a lot of pain”, but denying the accusations of harassment of three former employees.
October 10, 2017
The accusations of 13 women more are published in the magazine new yorker, including three rape allegations that Weinstein strongly denies. Among the testimonies is the actress Asian Argentinian and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Stellerwho accuse him of forcing them to have sex in 1997 and 2004, respectively.
Mira Sorvinowho starred in several of Weinstein’s films, told the new yorker that Weinstein also sexually harassed her, while Hollywood stars, Gwyneth Paltrow Y Angelina Jolie They join the voices of the victims and affirm that the former producer harassed them in their youth.
October 12, 2017
As police in the United States and the United Kingdom begin an investigation into the allegations against Weinstein, the actress rose mcgowan exposes on Twitter that the former producer abused her.
28 – 30 October 2017
New York Times reported new allegations against Weinstein dating back to the 1970s, when he was a concert promoter in Buffalo, New York. The Producers Guild of America Bans Weinstein for life.
November 28, 2017
emit the first UK civil suit against Harvey Weinstein in the High Court. A woman who worked in the film industry and opted for anonymity, she reported a series of sexual assaults by the film producer.
December 14, 2017
the mexican actress Salma Hayek claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed and threatened her in an interview for the New York Times.
February 3, 2018
The actress umma thurman detailed in an article for New York Times that Weinstein once pushed her down and “tried to expose himself” in his London hotel room during the 1990s, before she managed to “escape”.
May 25, 2018
Weinstein surrenders to NYPD on sexual misconduct charges. He is accused of rape and other charges of sexual abuse against two women. The next day he is released on $1 million bail. He also agrees to use a GPS tracker and hand over his passport.
August 22, 2018
A German actress under the pseudonym of Emma Loman sues Weinstein for alleged rape. Loman claims that Weinstein invited her to meet him in her hotel suite in Cannes in 2006 for a “meeting” about her upcoming film roles.
November 1, 2018
Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Polish model in New York.
January 6, 2020
Weinstein trial begins in New York on six countswhile Los Angeles prosecutors accuse him of sexually assaulting two women in 2013.
January 23, 2020
The actress of ‘The Sopranos’, Annabella Sciorratestifies that the film producer raped her at her home 25 years ago after forcing his way into her apartment.
February 24, 2020
After five days of deliberation, jury finds Weinstein guilty of a criminal sexual act for first and third degree rape, against former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and former actress Jessica Mann in 2013. He is also acquitted of first degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault.
March 11, 2020
Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.
May 29, 2020
Weinstein is accused of sexual assault by other four women while serving his prison sentence.
June 10, 2022
Lawyers agree that the Weinstein’s second trial for rape and sexual assault charges will begin in Los Angeles on October 10. Is facing 11 charges involving five alleged victims. The trial is expected to last six to eight weeks.
The former Oscar-winning producer for ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ continues to ensure that his sexual encounters were consensual, while his lawyers have told the press that the latest round of accusations “come from many years ago” and not it can “be corroborated or substantiated by no forensic evidence” or “credible witnesses”.