In the trial against Harvey Weinstein, three women again testified about the transnational behaviour of the Hollywood producer.
For example, he allegedly raped an aspiring actress and tried to incite another woman into a trio by involving the names of actresses Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek.
In the trial against Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of sexual abuse, three women came to New York on Wednesday to testify about the so-called “previous bad behaviour” of the film producer.
This means that their testimony is not directly related to one of the charges. The prosecutors are trying to show that Weinstein made it a habit to abuse vulnerable women.
Tarale Wulff, an aspiring actress, testified how she met Weinstein when she worked as a servant in a cocktail bar in 2005, where he offered her to audition with him.
Later that evening, Weinstein is said to have pulled the woman to a private terrace in the shop, where he would have masturbated under her clothes in her presence. Wulff then threw a towel at Weinstein and fled away.
More than a week later, Wulff was invited by The Weinstein Company to discuss a film role. She thought she should audition, but a driver drove her to Weinstein’s apartment. The producer would have grabbed the woman by the arms there, pushed her onto the bed and lay down on her.
“It’s okay, I had a vasectomy,” he would have said to Wulff, after which he would have raped the woman.
When Wulff was asked why she never complained or told anyone about the rape, she emotionally stated that it would have been easier for her “not to be difficult” or “cause trouble.”