Six Strangers Testified Against Harvey Weinstein. Now, They’re Bonded for Life

Silencebreakers, Survivors, Weinstein

In the courtroom, Weinstein’s lead attorney, Donna Rotunno, attacked [Dawn] Dunning’s credibility…. Rotunno also challenged Lauren Young’s accusation that she was trapped and assaulted in 2013 in a Beverly Hills hotel bathroom, where she was lured under the guise of a business meeting. Rotunno questioned the mental health of Jessica Mann, a hairdresser whose testimony resulted in Weinstein being convicted of rape in the third degree. Rotunno called Annabella Sciorra ‘the darling of the movement’ and claimed that the actor reaped the benefits of a reignited career by saying she was raped by Weinstein in the early ’90s. Weinstein’s attorney also argued that Tarale Wulff and Miriam Haley obtained civil attorneys Douglas Wigdor and Gloria Allred solely to squeeze money out of her client in anticipation of a ‘pot of gold’ at the end of the trial.

These six women, who were cross-examined in a courtroom of strangers, willingly gave up their privacy, testifying about gruesome details of their sexual assaults in front of high-profile lawyers, international media and a 12-person jury, which ultimately found Weinstein guilty of a criminal sex act and rape.”

Read the full story from Variety here.