Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

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TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor Meghan Hast told the jury of seven men and five women that the former studio boss was "not just a titan in Hollywood — he was a rapist" who screamed at one victim that she "owed" him sex, used injections to induce an erection before an assault and pushed his way into the apartment of another woman and attacked her. "It is for his complete lack of empathy that he must be held accountable," Hast said. Weinstein lawyer Damon Cheronis countered b
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