Harvey Weinstein arrives to court for first day of sexual assault trial 1 year ago

Harvey Weinstein arrives to court for first day of sexual assault trial

He faces fives charges including rape.

Harvey Weinstein has arrived to court in New York for the first day of his sexual assault trial.

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The disgraced Hollywood producer is facing life in prison if found guilty of five allegations made against him by two women.

Mimi Haleyi alleges that Weinstein performed oral sex on her without her consent in his apartment in 2006.

A second woman whose identity remains anonymous alleges that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in 2013.

Weinstein denies both allegations.

The 67-year-0ld producer's alleged sexual misconduct was first reported in 2017 after dozens women who had worked alongside him reported instances of assault and rape.

The allegations sparked the beginning of the #MeToo movement, an online campaign that led to thousands of women from around the world sharing their own experiences of assault, misconduct, and sexism in the workplace.

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Among those accused of sexual assault and misconduct during this time were Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Ben Affleck, James Franco, and Michael Douglas.

At present, more than 80 women have made public allegations against Weinstein directly.

The Supreme Court in New York is set to make their jury selection today.

The trial is expected to last until March.