Weinstein threatened with jail for using phone in rape trial

Harvey Weinstein has been threatened with jail after a judge caught him using his mobile phone during jury selection for his rape trial in New York.

“Is this really the way you want to end up in jail for the rest of your life, by texting and violating a court order?” state Judge James Burke asked the 67-year-old defendant.

Visibly angry, the judge told Weinstein not to answer.

Lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi urged the Judge Burke to jail the former Hollywood film producer.

Harvey Weinstein arrives on walking frame for start of rape trial - as new charges filed

Harvey Weinstein arrives on walking frame for start of rape trial – as new charges filed

She said there is a “grave risk” that Weinstein will at some point will realise that the evidence against him is “imposing and overwhelming” and he will try to flee.

Mark Gibson

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

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