Weinstein rape trial: Alleged victims have their say outside court

If their voices won’t be heard inside a courtroom, they were determined to at least have their say outside.

Women who have made allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, 67, staged a protest as he arrived for the start of his criminal trial.

Rosanna Arquette speaks to reporters alongside other accusers outside court as Harvey Weinstein stand trial
Image:Rosanna Arquette speaks to reporters alongside other accusers outside court as Harvey Weinstein stand trial
Harvey Weinstein
Image:Weinstein looked frail as he appeared at court using a walking frame

As the Oscar-winning producer made his way into New York’s supreme court – at the centre of a frenzy of cameras – the women huddled in an enclosure, holding signs calling for justice.

High-profile voices – including Rose McGowan and Rosanna Arquette – acknowledged the significance of the first major trial of the #MeToo era, but questioned whether Hollywood has genuinely changed.

Arquette said some in the industry have sympathy for the accused.

Mark Gibson

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

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