Harvey Weinstein goes on trial in New York

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Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be back in court today it's the opening the criminal trial against him NPR's rose Freeman reports Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than eighty women but the case against him in New York rests for the most part on only two victims one is a former production assistant at the Weinstein company name mean the whole way she alleges that Winston forced himself on her in two thousand six the other is a woman whose name has not been released who alleges that wants dean raped her in twenty thirteen if one scene is found guilty of the most serious charge he could be facing a minimum sentence of ten to twenty five years in prison or a maximum of life jury selection is expected to begin on Tuesday rose Friedman NPR

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