Harvey Weinstein trial
The Weinstein verdict feels like a major, rare acknowledgement of the fact that survivors respond to sexual assault in the moment in many different ways.
Weinstein was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him, two counts of predatory sexual assault.
"She still just seemed very distraught and was shaking and didn’t really want to pursue it or talk about it," Mimi Haley's ex-roommate testified.
'So Disgusting That My Body Started to Shake': Annabella Sciorra Testifies How Weinstein Allegedly Raped Her
She's the first woman to testify against the movie producer at his criminal trial, more than two years after the first accuser came forward.
"Do you root for the prosecution or the defense when you watch 'Law & Order?'" Damon Cheronis asked a potential juror.
As the Harvey Weinstein trial continues, some experts stress that “freezing” and “fawning” are valid responses to assault—especially when there’s a power imbalance between the victim and the attacker.
His lawyers say Judge Burke addressed Weinstein in an “inflammatory” and “prejudicial” manner when he scolded him over phone use in court.