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Weinstein trial: Accuser in LA case to testify in New York

Posted at 11:27 AM, Feb 05, 2020

One last accuser is expected to take the witness stand at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Wednesday as prosecutors wind down the New York City case by highlighting an alleged assault that’s part of the disgraced movie mogul’s pending criminal charges in California.

Model and actress Lauren Marie Young alleges Weinstein stripped naked, masturbated in front of her and groped her breast in the bathroom of his Beverly Hills hotel room just days before the Oscars in February 2013.

Young follows three days of often intense testimony from one of the key accusers in the case, a woman who alleges Weinstein raped her in New York in March 2013.

Weinstein, 67, has insisted any sexual encounters were consensual.