So, we’ve already had Harvey Weinstein’s genitals and blackhead situation described for us in detail in testimony given during his current rape trial. It was difficult, but after deleting the garlic bulb and chocolate chip emojis from our phones, we were able to sleep, and maybe even enjoy the weekend a little, though still haunted by the specter of what we learned from one of Harvey’s accusers, Jessica Mann. For those of us who are, blissfully, not personally connected with the Weinstein trial, Friday’s revelation was the worst of it in terms of hearing about his genitals. Not so for the jury who were shown photographs of Harvey’s naked body in the courtroom yesterday. And even more not so for the courtroom sketch artist who had to render them. Puppies after the jump!
According to Page Six, the photos that were shown to the jury were taken in June of 2018 and were introduced as evidence despite Harvey’s team’s objections.
Toward the end of the day, the panel was shown five nude photos of the portly, 67-year-old disgraced producer, presumably to help corroborate his alleged victims’ description of his odd genitalia.
The photos — including a full-frontal snap of Weinstein — were among 72 shots taken by a photographer for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office during its investigation into the criminal case.
One female Manhattan Supreme Court juror made a slight face when she saw the snaps, while another woman on the panel raised her eyebrows and a male juror opened his eyes widely.
Are you ready to meet Little Ann and Lala?
New York jurors shown naked photos of Harvey Weinstein https://t.co/hGxzu95rjL
— PASI33076 (@pasi33076) February 5, 2020
— jamie stuart (@MutinyCo) February 4, 2020
Sadly, any consolation in the thought of Harvey being humiliated by his body being subject to widespread ridicule and disgust is likely misplaced. I don’t think Harvey gives a shit (even if that’s what he allegedly smells like). After all, decades of allegedly not keeping his hands and body to himself are what got him here. After yesterday’s testimony, Harvey cracked a joke when a reporter asked him if that was actually his body the jury was looking at. In response he “chortled,” “no, it was Playboy,’’ with a shit eating grin plastered on his face (which might explain the smell).
A sketch artist used her binoculars to see photos shown to the jury late today depicting Harvey Weinstein stark naked.
I asked him about it leaving court, but he insisted they were looking at Playboy. pic.twitter.com/2uEnsQakvV
— Molly Crane-Newman (@molcranenewman) February 4, 2020
Not much more can I say other than to offer my continued apologies to puppies, and now raisins I guess.