MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS
NEW YORK (AP) — At times sobbing, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi told jurors Monday at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial how she tried to fight off the disgraced movie mogul and told him "no, no, no" while he sexually assaulted her.
"I did reject him, but he insisted," said Haleyi, whose allegations against Weinstein led to his charges and trial. "Every time I tried to get off the bed he would push me back and hold me down."
Haleyi testified she thought: "I'm being raped" and considered different options. "If I scream rape, will someone hear me?" she said before she "checked out." "I couldn't get away from him at all, let alone get away," Haleyi said. "I checked out and decided to endure it. That was the safest thing I could do."