Week 2 at Weinstein trial: Four accusers and a Chihuahua

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Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves Manhattan's Criminal Court after a key accuser in his rape trial testified Friday Jan. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The second week of testimony at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial ended on a bit of a cliffhanger.

The woman he's charged with raping testified Friday, giving an often vivid account of fraught interactions with this once revered Hollywood producer and a much talked-about description of his genitalia.

But court adjourned for the weekend before Weinstein's lawyers got a chance to confront her with what they consider smoking gun evidence that points to a consensual relationship, not a crime: warm emails she sent him after the alleged assault saying things like “Miss you, big guy.”

The woman, now 34, will return to the witness stand Monday to face that line of questioning. The first part of the woman's testimony capped another week filled with vivid testimony, notable moments and a few odd twists.

The trial is moving faster than expected and could wrap up by mid-February.


Four Weinstein accusers testified this week, beginning Monday with the woman he is charged with sexually assaulting in 2006, former “Project Runway” production assistant Mimi Haleyi.

The charges against Weinstein in the New York case involve only Haleyi's allegations and the rape allegation from the woman who testified on Friday. Weinstein, 67, has insisted that any sexual encounters were consensual.