the Lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein took a dramatic turn on the second day on Tuesday, when the judge threatened to withdraw weinstein's bail and throw him behind bars.
It came to pass, when judge James Burke grabbed the american filmmogul in texting, just as the selection of jurors was commenced.
- Is this really how you want to end up in prison the rest of your life - by texting, and thus violating a court order?
- I am looking not for excuses. I'm looking for, that you comply with the rules, the judge said the 67-year-old Weinstein, who was clearly angry.
This writes the news agency Reuters.
The once powerful producer is released on bail, but is required to wear a fodlænke.
While the lawsuit against Weinstein was opened in Manhattan in New York city on Monday, appeared new overgrebsanklager against him in Los Angeles. These accusations sounds on rape and sexual assault in two separate incidents over two days in 2013.
According to the charges raped Weinstein a woman at a hotel in Los Angeles on 18. February and committing sexual assault against another woman at a different hotel the 19. February 2013.
The former Hollywood mogul is thus accused in four cases, and more may come, writes news agency AFP.
A large number of allegations from many different women have drawn a picture of filmproduceren as a notoriously overgrebsmand.
the Trial in New York relates to two cases: A case of sexual assault against producer assistent Mimi Haleyi, which claims that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex in 2006.
In the second case, from 2013, claiming the prosecution that the Weinstein raped another woman, whose name has not been published.
the Selection of jurors in the case are expected, according to Reuters to be challenging, as it can be hard to find neutral persons on the basis of the extensive media coverage of the case.
Harvey Weinstein refuses guilty to the charges of assault against the two women in New York city.