24 Jan 2020

Annabella Sciorra tells court of rape by Harvey Weinstein

From Checkpoint, 5:40 pm on 24 January 2020

Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra has described having her arms pinned and being violently raped by the former Hollywood film producer Harry Weinstein more than 25 years ago.

During her evidence at Weinstein's trial in New York the actress says she tried to fight him off and told him no after he barged into her apartment.

Weinstein faces charges of rape and sexual assault relating to two other women - but several women are expected to testify at his trial.

Weinstein has denied the allegations and says all of his sexual encounters were consensual.

The Hollywood Reporter's Jeremy Barr has been in court and says Annabella Sciorra's evidence was explosive.