Weinstein trial turns to accusers, starting with Sciorra

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Harvey Weinstein (Photo: CNN)

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Annabella Sciorra is set to confront Harvey Weinstein at his New York City rape trial, more than a quarter-century after she says he pinned her to a bed and raped her.

The 59-year-old Sciorra is expected to testify Thursday, setting up the first of several face-to-face confrontations between Weinstein and his accusers at a trial that’s a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement.

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Weinstein is charged with forcibly performing oral sex on former “Project Runway” production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his apartment in 2006 and raping an aspiring actress in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013.

He has insisted any sexual encounters were consensual.

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