It was a day of bombshell testimony within the Harvey Weinstein rape trial.
Jessica Mann, an actress who was allegedly assaulted by the previous movie mogul took the stand to supply a graphic account of the quite a few events on which she says she was raped by Weinstein.
Mann reportedly shocked the courtroom by describing Weinstein as “intersex” and revealing that he lacks male genitalia.
“The primary time I noticed him totally bare. I believed he was deformed and intersex,” the 34-year-old recalled, based on courtroom sources.
“He has an excessive scarring that I didn’t know, perhaps [he] was a burn sufferer,” she continued.
“He doesn’t have testicles, and it seems that he has a vagina,”
Mann held nothing again in her recollection of her assault by and subsequent relationship with Weinstein.
“It was very unhealthy,” she responded, when requested to explain the 67-year-old’s hygiene.
“He smelled like s–t — excuse me, sorry, like poop. He simply was soiled,” Mann added.
“He additionally peed on me as soon as.”
Requested why she entered a relationship with Weinstein after he sexually assaulted her, Mann revealed that she felt she had little alternative.
“I had given up loads to be in Hollywood. It was a giant struggle between me and my dad and with my non secular background, I believed God was blessing me by assembly him,” Mann mentioned.
“I believed it was a blessing.”
Mann broke down in tears when recalling the primary of many instances that Weinstein compelled himself on her:
“I used to be panicked as a result of my worst nightmare was about to occur,” she mentioned.
“I used to be very indignant inside and really scared. I gave up at that time.”
Mann says that she sought refuge within the rest room of Weinstein’s resort room after the assault, and she or he noticed a syringe within the trash can which she believes contained “medication” that enabled him to keep up an erection.
“I’m simply making an attempt to gather myself for a minute, and I see a needle within the trash can, and I flip out, and I seize it, and I take a look at it, and I bear in mind the identify, as a result of I wished to Google it, and I used to be,” she mentioned on the stand.
“It was the conclusion that he stabbed himself with a needle, and there must be blood as a result of he was inside me … I used to be in shock over that.”
All through her relationship with Weinstein, Mann believed there can be violent penalties if she had been to interrupt issues off.
“I believed he was gonna damage my father,” she mentioned on the stand. “He mentioned to me that he has guys with bats …”
A courtroom reporter for Vulture recounts that “a number of folks within the courtroom rows reserved for Weinstein’s group laughed” throughout Mann’s testimony.
Weinstein is presently on trial for 5 sex-crime prices, together with three associated to his alleged encounters with Mann.
The opposite prices stem from allegations made by Miriam Haleyi, a former Mission Runway manufacturing assistant who says Weinsein forcibly carried out oral intercourse on her in 2006.
Mann and Haleyi are amongst 80 ladies who’ve accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
In most of these instances, Weinstein is protected by the statute of limitations, however different accusers — together with Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra — have taken the stand to supply character testimony.
Weinstein can be going through a brand new slate of prison prices filed by the DA’s workplace in Los Angeles.
If convicted of all the costs towards him, he faces life in jail.