Annabella Sciorra
Annabella Sciorra | Shutterstock

“Sopranos” Actress Annabella Sciorra Might Testify Against Harvey Weinstein

“Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra might testify against Harvey Weinstein in his sex-crimes trial as a key witness on Monday during a last-minute court hearing, according to CNN. Sciorra’s testimony will be able to support the charges of predatory sexual assault against Weinstein. Sciorra said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her inside her Gramercy Park apartment in 1993.

During the court hearing, Weinstein will appear before the judge overseeing his trial to be arraigned on an indictment, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said in a statement.

What the indictment includes exactly is not yet known although he is already facing two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of first-degree rape and one count of third-degree rape. The counts of sexual assault are from accounts by two women.

Weinstein is scheduled to stand trial in September. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and maintains that the encounters with his accusers were consensual.

Related Article: After Sexual Harassment, Assault Accusations, Mark Halperin Roasted for Book Deal

The only reason that Sciorra can’t add her encounter with Weinstein to his charges is because his defense team said that it effectively charged him with a new crime that was never presented to the grand jury.

In order to circumvent that and allow Sciorra to testify, Manhattan prosecutors convened another grand jury this month resulting in the latest indictment, which will be unsealed Monday.

Weinstein has had a very public fall from grace as a wealthy and successful film producer. In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that dozens of women accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and rape over a period of at least thirty years, maybe more.

Over eighty women in the film industry have since accused Weinstein of such acts, sparking the #MeToo movement.

Related Article: Danville Correctional Center Banned Books on Black History and Black Empowerment

Latest News

martin, delany

Black History Month Profiles: Martin Delany, Journalist, Author, Physician, Abolitionist, Soldier

During Black History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of Black innovators and history makers who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout February to learn about more important figures. Related Story: Black History Month Profiles: Claudette Colvin, Civil Rights Activist Born: May 6,…

Dow Named Among Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators in 2020

Originally posted on Dow announced it was named among the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics in its 2020 report. The annual report identifies and celebrates the world’s most innovative organizations that successfully develop valuable patented inventions that also have strong commercialization potential based on market reach…


How Do You Become the #1 Best Company to Work For? Ask Hilton – They Just Did It for the Second Year in a Row

Originally posted on Hilton earns the top spot on prestigious list of U.S. employers two years running Hilton has been recognized for its extraordinary workplace culture, earning the highest honor on the prestigious 2020 Fortune Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S. list for the second consecutive year. Hilton is the…

AIG Insurance Careers Month

In honor of the 5th Annual Insurance Career’s Month, AIG is proudly showcasing its dedicated employees. Throughout the month of February, several “Up Close” features have been created following the 2020 themes of philanthropy, diversity and inclusion and insurance as a purpose-driven industry. Priya Kumar from the Investments team shares her…