Prosecutors rest case in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial have rested their case. That comes after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women who say he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and excused his behavior as a Hollywood norm. Weinstein’s lawyers will start calling witnesses Thursday. The defense is looking to raise doubts about the women’s recollections of encounters that in some cases are more than a decade or two old. Weinstein maintains that any sexual encounters were consensual. The criminal charges at the trial are based on two allegations: that Weinstein raped a woman in March 2013 and that he forced oral sex on another woman in 2006.