Harvey Weinstein Trial: The Governor's Wife Testified on the Witness Stand | Basler newspaper

Jennifer Siebel, the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, describes with tears a meeting with the former film producer at a Beverly Hills hotel.

Jennifer Siebel am Montag bei ihrer Aussage vor Gericht in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Siebel testifying in court in Los Angeles on Monday.

Illustration: Bill Robles (Keystone)

In the trial against former film mogul Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault, which has been ongoing since the beginning of October, the wife of the Californian governor is on Monday took the witness stand. Partly in tears, Jennifer Siebel (48) described a meeting with Weinstein in 2005 in a Beverly Hills hotel, where she wanted to talk about possible projects as an actress and producer.

According to her statement, Weinstein assaulted her, dragged her onto a bed and raped her, according to journalists present at the court. She cried, trembled and tried to fend him off, Siebel said. Weinstein must have known that passes away had happened without her consent

Before of statement identity revealed

The producer was a powerful figure in Hollywood, having herself At that time I was still trying to gain a foothold in the film business. She later met Gavin Newsom, whom she married in 2008. The Democrat has been governor of California since 2019. The couple have four children. Siebel, who is being held as plaintiff Jane Doe # 4 in the trial, previously revealed her identity

For the second time, Weinstein is on trial for sexual assault. After a trial in New York that ended in 2020 with a guilty verdict and a long prison sentence, he now faces fairy-tale charges in California, including rape. It’s about allegations by five women in a period from 2004 to 2013

As before, Weinstein also in this procedure any guilt is rejected. Sexual acts were always consensual. His attorney, in his opening pleading, said the plaintiffs had sex with the influential producer to advance their careers in Hollywood.


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