Jennifer Siebel Newsom, an award-winning filmmaker and woman of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, is acceptable to attest successful the intersexual battle proceedings of disgraced movie shaper Harvey Weinstein successful Los Angeles, her attorneys told CNN Monday.
“Like galore different women, my lawsuit was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein astatine a purported concern gathering that turned retired to beryllium a trap,” said Beth Fegan, 1 of Newsom’s attorneys.
“She intends to attest astatine his proceedings to question immoderate measurement of justness for survivors and arsenic portion of her life’s enactment to amended the lives of women,” Fegan said.
Weinstein, 70, is acceptable to spell connected proceedings again, much than 2 years aft helium was convicted of first-degree transgression intersexual enactment and third-degree rape charges successful New York and sentenced to 23 years successful prison.
After helium was recovered blameworthy successful New York, the once-powerful movie mogul was moved to Los Angeles, wherever he’s been serving his situation sentence.
In Los Angeles, Weinstein faces aggregate intersexual battle charges that helium has pleaded not blameworthy to past year, including 4 counts of rape, 4 counts of forcible oral copulation, intersexual penetration by unit and intersexual artillery by restraint successful incidents dating from 2004 to 2013.
Jury enactment for Weinstein’s proceedings began Monday successful Los Angeles County Superior Court. Newsom volition apt attest “on oregon astir November 8” but this could alteration arsenic the docket is fluid, lawyer Mark Firmani said.
As the proceedings successful Los Angeles is acceptable to get underway, Weinstein has maintained his innocence and denied each allegations against him. New York’s highest tribunal successful August agreed to perceive his entreaty challenging his 2020 condemnation connected enactment transgression charges.
The allegations against Weinstein helped substance the global #MeToo movement, encouraging women astir the globe to talk retired against intersexual abuse.
Just a time aft The New York Times published its bombshell study connected Weinstein successful October 2017, Newsom wrote an opinion editorial for the Huffington Post wherever she shared that she had an acquisition precise akin to the allegations reported by the Times.
“I was naive, caller to the industry, and didn’t cognize however to woody with his assertive advances ― enactment invitations with a person late-night astatine The Toronto Film Festival, and aboriginal an invitation to conscionable with him astir a relation successful The Peninsula Hotel, wherever unit were contiguous and past each of a abrupt disappeared similar clockwork, leaving maine unsocial with this highly almighty and intimidating Hollywood legend,” Newsom wrote.
Weinstein spokesperson Juda Engelmayer declined to remark connected Newsom’s allegation.
Siebel Newsom is simply a Stanford University postgraduate who has written, directed and produced respective documentaries, including “Miss Representation,” “The Mask You Live In” and “The Great American Lie.” During her clip arsenic California’s First Partner, Siebel Newsom has advocated for moving mothers and launched initiatives focused connected closing the wage gap, among different efforts, and has been progressive successful respective societal activism campaigns.