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Prosecutors rest case in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 15:11:12-05

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial have rested their case.

That comes after more than two weeks of testimony from six women, including some who said he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and justified his behavior as the cost of getting ahead in Hollywood.

Weinstein's defense immediately asked the judge to dismiss the case, arguing that testimony from the woman he is charged with raping “does not in any way show a forcible act.” The judge rejected the request.

Weinstein’s lawyers will start calling witnesses Thursday.

They haven’t said whether Weinstein himself will testify.

The charges against him are based on allegations that he raped one woman and forced oral sex on another. Weinstein maintains that any sexual encounters were consensual.