Harvey Weinstein Choose Tells Jury To not Watch ‘She Stated’ Trailer

When the jury is dismissed every day in Harvey Weinstein’s trial, earlier than they exit the courtroom, the choose reminds the jurors to not devour any media or learn any information stories surrounding the high-profile case.

On Friday, Choose Lisa B. Lench added one additional reminder to her parting phrases, instructing the jury to not watch the trailer for “She Stated,” Common’s upcoming movie in regards to the journalists who broke the story that ignited Weinstein’s downfall and the #MeToo motion.

“She Stated,” which hits theaters on Nov. 18, relies on the ebook by New York Instances reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, about their bombshell investigation into Weinstein’s alleged sample of sexual harassment and assault. Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan play the 2 journalists within the film that’s getting sturdy opinions and even early Oscars buzz.

This isn’t the primary time “She Stated” has come up in Weinstein’s case. Earlier than the trial started, Weinstein’s attorneys tried to delay the trial to keep away from the publicity surrounding the movie. His lawyer Mark Werksman argued that jurors are more likely to see billboards, social media and different press for the movie, which might “dramatically prejudice the power to get a good trial.” In August, Choose Lench denied the protection’s request to postpone the trial, stating, “We’ll simply need to take care of it.”

This week, Selection spoke with the New York Instances journalists, whose ebook and reporting impressed “She Stated.” When requested about Weinstein’s present trial, Kantor mentioned, “As reporters, we will by no means inform what the decision shall be. However a part of why we’re so appreciative of this movie is that it takes us again to the start…that’s why we wrote our ebook, as a result of we felt that the story belonged to all people…And so whatever the consequence of this trial, we do really feel that no less than journalistically, Weinstein has been held accountable and we’re so grateful to Carey [Mulligan] and to all people who labored on the movie, as a result of we really feel such as you’re serving to others — and us — bear in mind what actually occurred.”

After the 2017 bombshell investigations about Weinstein, greater than 100 ladies accused him of sexual harassment or assault. In 2020, he was convicted of rape and sexual assault in his New York prison trial for which he’s presently serving a 23-year sentence. Earlier this yr, the New York Court docket of Appeals agreed to listen to his attraction on that conviction. In Los Angeles, he’s dealing with 11 counts of rape and sexual assault, and as much as 140 years behind bars — ought to he be convicted, this trial will successfully assure that he by no means goes free.


Harvey Weinstein Choose Tells Jury To not Watch ‘She Stated’ Trailer