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New Charges Against Harvey Weinstein As Trial Gets Underway

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Los Angeles prosecutors announced new charges against Harvey Weinstein, as the disgraced former movie mogul's trial got underway today in New York.


Jury deliberations have begun in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial in New York.
Weinstein, 67, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The charges are based on Miriam Haley's testimony that Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2006 and Jessica Mann's testimony that he raped her in 2013 during what she described as an abusive relationship.

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The Department of Justice unveiled new charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Thursday, accusing the company of orchestrating a successful "decades-long" scheme to steal trade secrets from U.S. technology companies.
The prosecution rested in its case against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Thursday. Six women have now provided graphic testimony about alleged unwanted sexual advances made by Weinstein. It's now Weinstein's defense's turn to make its case. The defense is expected to call five witnesses. If convicted, Weinstein faces life in prison in New York. One big question looms: will Weinstein himself take the stand?
Harvey Weinstein's defense team has began questioning their witnesses, in an effort to discredit more than two weeks of testimony against the disgraced movie mogul. Attorney and Law and Crime Network host Jesse Weber joined CBSN to discuss what defense team's strategy will be.

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JUST AS HIS TRIAL IN NEW YORK GETS UNDERWAY.
NEW YORK GETS UNDERWAY. STEPHANIE GOSK HAS
UNDERWAY. STEPHANIE GOSK HAS LATE DETAILS.
STEPHANIE GOSK HAS LATE DETAILS. >> Reporter: HUTCHED
LATE DETAILS. >> Reporter: HUTCHED OVER A WALKER, HARVEY
>> Reporter: HUTCHED OVER A WALKER, HARVEY WEINSTEIN ARRIVED AT
OVER A WALKER, HARVEY WEINSTEIN ARRIVED AT COURT THIS MORNING.
WEINSTEIN ARRIVED AT COURT THIS MORNING. THE START OF A TRIAL
COURT THIS MORNING. THE START OF A TRIAL THAT COULD PUT THE
THE START OF A TRIAL THAT COULD PUT THE FORMER MOVIE MOGUL
THAT COULD PUT THE FORMER MOVIE MOGUL BEHIND BARS FOR THE
FORMER MOVIE MOGUL BEHIND BARS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE BUT
BEHIND BARS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE BUT AFTER THE HEARING
REST OF HIS LIFE BUT AFTER THE HEARING WRAPPED FOR THE DAY IN
AFTER THE HEARING WRAPPED FOR THE DAY IN MANHATTAN, ANOTHER
WRAPPED FOR THE DAY IN MANHATTAN, ANOTHER SHOE DROPPED.
MANHATTAN, ANOTHER SHOE DROPPED. FOUR NEW CRIMINAL
SHOE DROPPED. FOUR NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES, THIS TIME IN
FOUR NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES, THIS TIME IN LOS ANGELES.
CHARGES, THIS TIME IN LOS ANGELES. >> THE DEFENDANT USED
LOS ANGELES. >> THE DEFENDANT USED HIS POWER AND
>> THE DEFENDANT USED HIS POWER AND INFLUENCE TO GAIN
HIS POWER AND INFLUENCE TO GAIN ACCESS TO HIS VICTIMS
INFLUENCE TO GAIN ACCESS TO HIS VICTIMS AND THEN COMMITTED
ACCESS TO HIS VICTIMS AND THEN COMMITTED VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST
AND THEN COMMITTED VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST HIM.
VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST HIM. >> Reporter: THE CASE
HIM. >> Reporter: THE CASE STEMMING FROM
>> Reporter: THE CASE STEMMING FROM ALLEGATIONS MADE BY
STEMMING FROM ALLEGATIONS MADE BY TWO UNNAMED WOMEN.
ALLEGATIONS MADE BY TWO UNNAMED WOMEN. ONE ACCUSING WEINSTEIN
TWO UNNAMED WOMEN. ONE ACCUSING WEINSTEIN OF RAPING HER AT A
ONE ACCUSING WEINSTEIN OF RAPING HER AT A HOTEL IN 2013.
OF RAPING HER AT A HOTEL IN 2013. THE VERY NEXT NIGHT
HOTEL IN 2013. THE VERY NEXT NIGHT ACCORDING TO THE D.A.,
THE VERY NEXT NIGHT ACCORDING TO THE D.A., WEINSTEIN SEXUAL
ACCORDING TO THE D.A., WEINSTEIN SEXUAL ASSAULTED A DIFFERENT
WEINSTEIN SEXUAL ASSAULTED A DIFFERENT WOMAN.
ASSAULTED A DIFFERENT WOMAN. TODAY JUST STEPS FROM
WOMAN. TODAY JUST STEPS FROM THE NEW YORK
TODAY JUST STEPS FROM THE NEW YORK COURTHOUSE, SOME OF
THE NEW YORK COURTHOUSE, SOME OF HIS MORE THAN 80
COURTHOUSE, SOME OF HIS MORE THAN 80 ACCUSERS SPOKE OUT.
HIS MORE THAN 80 ACCUSERS SPOKE OUT. >> I THANK THOSE
ACCUSERS SPOKE OUT. >> I THANK THOSE TESTIFYING FOR
>> I THANK THOSE TESTIFYING FOR STANDING NOT JUST FOR
TESTIFYING FOR STANDING NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES BUT FOR ALL
STANDING NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES BUT FOR ALL OF US WHO WILL NEVER
THEMSELVES BUT FOR ALL OF US WHO WILL NEVER HAVE EVEN ONE DAY IN
OF US WHO WILL NEVER HAVE EVEN ONE DAY IN COURT.
HAVE EVEN ONE DAY IN COURT. >> Reporter: THE NEW
COURT. >> Reporter: THE NEW YORK CASE IS BASED ON
>> Reporter: THE NEW YORK CASE IS BASED ON THE ACCUSATIONS OF TWO
YORK CASE IS BASED ON THE ACCUSATIONS OF TWO WOMEN.
THE ACCUSATIONS OF TWO WOMEN. >> KEPT ASKING HIM TO
WOMEN. >> KEPT ASKING HIM TO STOP BUT IT WAS
>> KEPT ASKING HIM TO STOP BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.
STOP BUT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE. >> Reporter: A FORMER
IMPOSSIBLE. >> Reporter: A FORMER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
>> Reporter: A FORMER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT AT THE WEINSTEIN
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT AT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY SAYS SHE WAS
AT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY SAYS SHE WAS ASSAULTED AT THE MOVIE
COMPANY SAYS SHE WAS ASSAULTED AT THE MOVIE MOGUL’S NEW YORK HOME
ASSAULTED AT THE MOVIE MOGUL’S NEW YORK HOME IN 2006.
MOGUL’S NEW YORK HOME IN 2006. ANOTHER ANONYMOUS
IN 2006. ANOTHER ANONYMOUS WOMAN ALLEGES
ANOTHER ANONYMOUS WOMAN ALLEGES WEINSTEIN RAPED HER IN
WOMAN ALLEGES WEINSTEIN RAPED HER IN 2013.
WEINSTEIN RAPED HER IN 2013. FOUR ADDITIONAL WOMEN
2013. FOUR ADDITIONAL WOMEN ARE EXPECTED TO
FOUR ADDITIONAL WOMEN ARE EXPECTED TO TESTIFY INCLUDING
ARE EXPECTED TO TESTIFY INCLUDING ACTRESS AN BELLA SCORE
TESTIFY INCLUDING ACTRESS AN BELLA SCORE SCORA.
ACTRESS AN BELLA SCORE SCORA. WEINSTEIN ALWAYS
SCORA. WEINSTEIN ALWAYS MAINTAINED HE NEVER
WEINSTEIN ALWAYS MAINTAINED HE NEVER ENGAGED IN
MAINTAINED HE NEVER ENGAGED IN NON-CONSENSUAL SEX
ENGAGED IN NON-CONSENSUAL SEX WITH ANYONE.
NON-CONSENSUAL SEX WITH ANYONE. >> WE’RE HERE TO HOPE
WITH ANYONE. >> WE’RE HERE TO HOPE TO PICK AND FIND A
>> WE’RE HERE TO HOPE TO PICK AND FIND A JURY AND WE BELIEVE
TO PICK AND FIND A JURY AND WE BELIEVE THAT WILL BE POSSIBLE
JURY AND WE BELIEVE THAT WILL BE POSSIBLE AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO
THAT WILL BE POSSIBLE AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO PRESS ON AND REMIND
AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO PRESS ON AND REMIND EVERYONE THAT IN THIS
PRESS ON AND REMIND EVERYONE THAT IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY, YOU ARE
EVERYONE THAT IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY, YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN
GREAT COUNTRY, YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. >> Reporter:
GUILTY. >> Reporter: WEINSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS
>> Reporter: WEINSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS HAVE NOT COMMENTED ON
WEINSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS HAVE NOT COMMENTED ON THE CHARGES IN LOS
HAVE NOT COMMENTED ON THE CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES.
THE CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES. THIS TRIAL IN NEW YORK
ANGELES. THIS TRIAL IN NEW YORK WILL COME FIRST.
THIS TRIAL IN NEW YORK WILL COME FIRST. JURY SELECTION IS

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