Weinstein's 'deformed' nude pictures shown to jurors to cross-examine rape accuser's claims that he had a 'vagina'

Weinstein's lawyer Donna Rotunno said the photos were revealed in court for "no other reason than to shame Mr. Weinstein"


                            Weinstein's 'deformed' nude pictures shown to jurors to cross-examine rape accuser's claims that he had a 'vagina'
Harvey Weinstein (Getty Images)

Naked photos of Harvey Weinstein were shown to jurors at a New York City courtroom on Tuesday as part of the disgraced Hollywood producer's rape trial proceedings.

Jurors -- who were told to review the photos discreetly so spectators couldn't see them -- appeared to grimace and raise their eyebrows as they looked at the images.

The pictures were taken in June 2018 by Yakov Mandelman, a photographer with the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Fox News reports. This comes after Weinstein rape accuser Jessica Mann made a shocking testimony on Friday saying when she first saw the movie mogul in the nude, he appeared "deformed" or "intersex."

According to Mann: "The first time I saw him naked I thought he was deformed or intersex. I didn't know if he was a burn victim but it would make sense. He does not have testicles and it appears like he has a vagina. He does have a penis."

The prosecution's key witness Jessica Mann (3L) arrives at Manhattan criminal court to testify at the sex assault trial of Harvey Weinstein on January 31, 2020, in New York City. (Getty Images)

The decision to review photos was objected by Weinstein's defense, who said it bore no "relevance to this case." However, the presiding judge allowed jurors to see the images but barred it from the audience.

Meanwhile, Weinstein's lawyer Donna Rotunno said the photos were revealed in court for "no other reason than to shame Mr. Weinstein."

Mann, 34, also testified that Weinstein had once asked her if she'd "ever had a golden shower" before urinating on her. Addressing Manhattan Supreme Court jurors, she alleged that the pair were in a shower together at a Los Angeles hotel when the incident took place.

"We were in the shower. He wanted to shower first which was beneficial to me… and he asked me to come into the shower and then he said to me, 'Have you ever had a golden shower?' and I said, 'No', and then I felt him peeing on me," Mann recalled.

Over 80 women have accused the Hollywood bigwig of sexual misconduct since 2017, and his downfall has emboldened and energized the #metoo movement.

As of now, Weinstein is charged in New York with the aforementioned 2013 rape along with another 2006 sexual assault allegation from Mimi Haleyi -- a former “Project Runway” production assistant. While Weinstein has maintained that all his sexual encounters were consensual in nature, he could face life in prison if convicted of the crimes.

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