Juror No. 2 in Harvey Weinstein’s legal trial mentioned that regardless of the panel’s “not guilty” verdict on prices of predatory sexual assault that had been, partly, associated to actress Annabella Sciorra’s accusation, lots of the jurors had been satisfied by her testimony.
“I wouldn’t say that it wasn’t convincing,” the juror mentioned, talking publicly for the primary time on a Tuesday episode of “Inside Edition.” “It was very much so convincing to a lot of the jurors. I feel like the way things went for her, it was wrong. Very much so wrong. And I just feel like, hopefully, with the verdict that we gave, she feels like she has some type of closure.”
Sciorra testified that Weinstein had barged into her Gramercy Park house round 1993, raped her, after which carried out oral intercourse on her with out her consent. Though her account fell exterior the statute of limitations, her testimony was paired with Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann’s accounts to bolster the prosecution’s predatory sexual assault cost, which requires that the state show the defendant raped or carried out a forcible legal sexual act on at the very least two ladies.
The panel discovered Weinstein responsible of third-degree rape and a first-degree legal sexual act associated to Mann and Haley’s accounts, respectively, however in the end acquitted Weinstein of the predatory sexual assault prices.
The juror additionally advised “Inside Edition” that “tensions were very high” contained in the deliberation room, the place the panel of seven males and 5 ladies deliberated for 5 days.
“Everyone was nervous,” she mentioned. “All I can say is that the temperature in the room was very high.”
Watch the clip above.
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