Weinstein accuser breaks down over ‘father issues’ email

A woman who says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein left court sobbing uncontrollably after breaking down during questioning.

Jessica Mann, 34, was overcome as she read an email in which she described the former Hollywood producer as a “pseudo father” figure after the alleged attack.

She began crying as she read the 2014 message aloud under cross-examination by one of Weinstein’s lawyers, Donna Rotunno.

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein arriving at court on Monday
Image:Harvey Weinstein, shown arriving at court on Monday, denies the charges

Ms Mann was still crying after a short break, prompting the judge to adjourn the trial for the day.

She testified on Friday that the Hollywood film producer raped her in a Manhattan hotel room in March 2013 and described her relationship with him as “extremely degrading”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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