A #MeToo moment: Harvey Weinstein trial set to open

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Harvey Weinstein at court on Dec. 11, 2019 for a continuation of his bail hearing. (Photo: CNN)

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements and the first witness testimony are expected Wednesday in Harvey Weinstein’s New York City rape trial.

The once-celebrated “Pulp Fiction” producer faces the possibility of life in prison if he’s convicted.

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Though dozens of women have accused Weinstein of misconduct, his New York trial involves just a pair of allegations.

Prosecutors say he raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulted a different woman in 2006.

Weinstein’s lawyers say any encounters were consensual.

They point to emails they say show Weinstein and some of his accusers were in consenting relationships.

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