NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer is telling jurors that prosecutors in the rape case against him acted like moviemakers and portrayed a world where women aren’t responsible for how they interact with men.
Donna Rotunno said in a closing argument Thursday that Weinstein is innocent.
She appealed to jurors to ignore outside forces and use what she called their “New York City common sense” in weighing a case seen as a watershed for the #MeToo movement.
The jury is scheduled to hear the prosecution closings on Friday.
Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a different woman in 2006.
Weinstein has maintained any sexual encounters were consensual.