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"merian haley" Discussed on WTOP

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02:52 min | 2 years ago

"merian haley" Discussed on WTOP

"Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein is heading to jail without bail New York jury convicted him on one count of rape and one count of sex assault Manhattan DA cy Vance was unsparing in his portrait of the one time producer one state is a vicious serial sexual predator who used his power to threaten rape assault trick humiliates and silences victims however the jury did not convict Weinstein on the more serious charge of predatory sex assault along with first degree rape this one decision instantly becomes a landmark ruling in the me too era CBS news reporter Matt Piper was at the courthouse covering the trial you joined us earlier to talk about one of my colleagues was able to see him better than a lot of us were and they said that he had a look of resignation there were so many court officers in this courtroom in the last couple hours that his back was to us and there were so many four offices around it because essentially he had to go to jail right away so they moved him pretty briskly but he was talking with his attorneys after the verdict came down really within a few seconds and what did the attorneys say have we heard from them yet you know we have not heard from you yet there was a a little bit of chaos out from the courthouse here Gloria Allred went to speak she of course represent some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers and then his attorney Harvey wanting to trace tried to kind of one upper and get in front of the bike in front of her they had a little trouble they said okay if you wanna listen to her listen to her and then they left they left this courthouse it's a very busy Manhattan street without speaking to anyone not last week the jury wanted to re hear testimony from a sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra is there a sense that that eventually played a big role in their decision it does seem like that said that one the bard's his way into her New York apartment back in the mid nineties it does seem as though based on what he was found guilty on the basis of what he was acquitted on that they did not believe yours testimony essentially he was convicted of rape in the third degree which means having sex with a person without their consent that was involving Jessica man in twenty thirteen be committing a criminal sex act where he was found guilty of was for Merian Haley in two thousand six so the jury seemed to believe they're true stories but not so much that the product actively dimensions and CBS news reporter Matt Piper in New York in other news today former empire actor jussie Smollett is pleading not guilty to fresh charges he staged a racist homophobic attack against himself last year and falsely reported to Chicago police his lawyer also told the judge she's asked the city Illinois Supreme Court to stop the case well it has repeatedly denied police allegations he staged the attack to get attention and further his career up.

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"merian haley" Discussed on WTOP

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

"merian haley" Discussed on WTOP

"To go to jail right away so they moved him pretty briskly but he was talking with his attorneys after the verdict came down really within a few seconds and what did the attorneys say have we heard from them yet yeah we have not heard from me yet there was a little bit of chaos outside of the courthouse here Gloria Allred went to speak she of course represent some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers and then his attorney Harvey wanting to trace tried to kind of one upper and get in front of the bike in front of her they had a little trouble they said okay if you wanna listen to her listen to her and then they left they left this courthouse it's a very busy but happy street without speaking to anyone not last week the jury wanted to re hear testimony from a sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra is there a sense that that eventually played a big role in their decision it does seem like that the C. said that once the barge his way into her New York apartment back in the mid nineties it does seem as though based on what he was found guilty on a basis of what he was acquitted on that they did not believe yours testimony essentially he was convicted of rape in the third degree which means having sex with a person without their consent that was involving Jessica man in twenty thirteen be committing a criminal sex act where he was found guilty of was for Merian Haley in two thousand six so the jury seemed to believe they're true stories but not so much that the project is that you mentioned and that's thanks so much for being with us we appreciate it you're welcome thank you that CBS news reporter Matt Piper two thirteen here on WTOP another news we're following for you when police searched the prince George's county home they found thousands of pictures and videos of kids being exploited now thirty seven year old Marvin Amaya Degas bassist more than eighty charges some of them linked to the apparent sex assault of a fourteen year old boy the county's internet crimes against children task force more than two dozen tips about a mile a day as from the national center for missing and exploited children they are asking you for any information on him or any possible victims it is two fourteen talking of sports next who named their savings accounts save more than those who don't the following was inspired by navy federal credit union savings account named family vacation this was such a good call and we needed this what do you think the kids are up to relaxing.

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"merian haley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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10:52 min | 2 years ago

"merian haley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Was synonymous with the kind of loud bullying and abuse of Hollywood executives depicted in the film the assistant yet what's going on the lower Manhattan courtroom is not fiction it is very real hurry once he's on trial for the rape and sexual assault of two women that said more than eighty eight zero women have accused him of assaulting or attempting to sexually assault them the prosecution is already called several of those of onesies accusers one who is part of the case others who are not so let's get caught up on what's been going on in court joining me now is Carter Sherman was a reporter for vice Carter writes about gender inequality sexual violence and reproductive rights Carter welcomed all of it thank you for having me so the trial got underway last week after a fairly contentious jury selection process what's the make up of the jury and what is noticeable what was notable about the selection process yes so there are seven men and five women in the tree and part of what was going on during the jury selection is there were fights about having young women on the jury there was a woman who the defense sought to strike because she was too young and she wouldn't have known what dating in the nineties was like in so there was this kind of fight about you know can young women speak accurately to what was going on in the nineties and early two thousands with Harvey Weinstein that's so interesting so let's just be clear who were the two women accusing hard once and who are the two women involved in this case yes so as you said there are dozens of women who have accused him of sexual assault sexual harassment but the charges he's facing any spacing five are related to encounters he had with just two women Merian Haley and just a command and so Merion Haley has said that he forced oral sex on her in two thousand sex in any New York apartment and Jessica man has said that he raped her in a New York hotel in twenty thirteen right to the New York Times has described this case and I'm paraphrasing here about this thing about the nature of consensual sex and the power dynamics between a successful man and a young woman he claims he could help pursue their career ambitions so how will the defense try to prove that these women some of more actresses who just involved in seeking to further their career and that this was all consensual yeah so they have been trying to portray these relationships as consensual but transactional they were trying to kind of make a a casting couch argument that these women were interested in furthering the current filmmaking and they were trying to get things out of Harvey Weinstein part of what they're doing in order to prove that is there pointing to the continued relationships that some of these women hide with have you I've seen after the alleged assaults took place so both man and Miriam Haley did continue to email him to continue to have you know what looks like a war messages with him for years after they sat assault happened to them yeah one of the email says hi Harvey how are you great to see you it ended with lots of love Miriam so what is the prosecution doing with this argument well so the prosecution last week brought in an expert named doctor Barbara says and she is a forensic psychiatrist who has spent decades looking every cases and looking at you know what happens to traumatize people after sexual assaults so she spoke specifically about rape myths and many people have this idea that rape is something that happens when a man in a mask who is a stranger to women drag her into a darkened alleyway in the women will cry rape and then run away and report to the police and never speak to that man again what doctors if spoke to is that actually it is very common for women to continue to have relationships like the ones that looks like man and Healy hide with wine scene after they say assault happened you know women who have been assaulted will often try to put those feelings into a box and say I can move on I can normalize this this will not take over my life is so they continue to have relationships as a way to normalize that relationship with their views are they also try to look at these assault as operations as things that you know happened this one time and they can move past it and they can further their careers my guess Carter Sherman's device reporters who covers gender inequality and sexual violence we're talking about the one scene trial happening now in Manhattan let's talk about some of the people who have been testifying Miriam Haley's former roommate testified on Tuesday what did she bring to the proceedings she largely corroborated Merian Haley's account she talked about how shortly after the alleged assault took place Haley recounted to her what happened and the remains with and ten said you know Merriam that sounds like rape why don't you report it but you said that Miriam Haley your active not very present she wasn't really able to process what had happened is you can distraught and she said afterwards that Miriam change that she retreated to her room and did not interact as much to other people so we've been time of these two women as we both sent there been dozens of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein so why is this case just about these two women yeah I mean that's an option many people have well there's a lot of considerations into bringing an allegation to court and part of that is you know where did this allegation take place is it too all the prosecutor our statute of limitations that bar some cases from being brought to prosecution many women don't actually want to put themselves through a court battle eight is experience where a process that defense can rip apart your life and go through everything you've ever done and treasure reputation in that is a lot to ask of someone who has presumably already been traumatized by some kind of us all some of the other witnesses are people that we recognize well known actresses Annabel ask your came to trial took the stand why was she there she is part of an effort by the prosecution to bolster the claims that are being made by man and Haley and so she is one of four what are called back prior bad acts witnesses and so basically she and the other three women who will be testifying thought or have testified that one scene assaulted don they are trying to paint a portrait of one scene as a predator and trying to speak to the way she took advantage of opportunities his motives that he might have had in for the jury to hear that the jury might say oh well if you treated in about a lot of security and this way is it more likely than that he also treated Miriam Haley in this way that he also treated just command in this way and then they also have witnesses to back up and a bill scarily Rosie Perez the actress and activist was on the stand as well and she also corroborated to some extent in about less curious claim where she said that she learned many years ago DOT scary I had been raped by and see if that is what it abolished urea told Rosie press my guess is Carter Sherman she's a vice reporter covering gender and any quality we're talking about the one scene trial so he's also facing charges in Los Angeles yes so what we know about that well that was actually I think a shock to many people that does that charges were brought they were brought on the very first day of the New York trial which is kind of a a movie level twist and think about it so those two charges are related to two women that prosecutors and LA county say Harvey assaulted in February twenty thirteen it in another twist does assault allegedly took place just within two days of one another so depending on what happens in your case rising is expected on stand trial in LA afterwards so they were all the settlements that happened around December before the trial started what were those about where they stand so those settlements are still in the process of being worked out judge does have to sign off on them but that is a basically it was a part of a civil lawsuit so those are not connected to this criminal case and many of Harvey's accusers are part of those and they are standing to get millions from the Harvey one scene for the whites in company not directly from Harvey itself I think the pretty much the only trial recent memory that is anything like this was the Bill Cosby trial are there similarities here and how they're prosecuted or they book instead some letters and it famous men who have done bad things or want to taste allegedly done bad things well I think there's a real big similarity in that both of these famous by mark used by dozens of women and then ended up facing charges related to only a few of them are in cost based case just one but the prosecution's tactics are also very similar in these cases in because the second trial which I think is notable because it happened in twenty eighteen so after the me to move my kind of washed over social media the prosecution was allowed to bring and five extra women who also testified about those prior bad acts in the same way that we are seeing for women now testify in one instance trial to prior bad acts so I'm hearing you with that answer say that it sounds like the me too movement did have an impact for gore it's it seems that had impact on the because the trial and could have an impact on this trial I think that that you got I mean the part of what's going on with the defense is they are trying to ask you how do rape victims act how should rape victims act and the question is will the jury by how things change enough that jurors have different ideas about how assault survivors are supposed to be acting I think many people do view the once in trial particular because my skin is often the face of the meeting that meant as a referendum on what the movement may or may not have accomplished did you should say that because my last question for you is if he's well acquitted what impact do you think that would have on the me too movement and the entertainment industry this somebody's covers this and has covered this I think it's hard to say but I think if he's acquitted a lot of people who have been involved in the movement will feel like there has been some failure in that over the last two years I think we've seen a lot of cultural change around what is it looks like what harassment looks like how people who have endured both act but you know do those changes get translated to the criminal justice system if rape is a crime are we treating people like a crime and are we holding man or famous were rich accountable for it and if one scene is acquitted in New York I think many people say no you know we are no longer we are still not treating accused rapists like rapists Carter Sherman is a reporter for vice covers gender inequality and sexual violence Carter thank you so much for coming in really appreciate it thank you again for having me and coming up we'll hear about the 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"merian haley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

10:48 min | 2 years ago

"merian haley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Was synonymous with the kind of loud bullying and abuse of Hollywood executives depicted in the film the assistant yet what's going on the lower Manhattan courtroom is not fiction it is very real hurry once he's on trial for the rape and sexual assault of two women that said more than eighty eight zero women have accused him of assaulting or attempting to sexually assault them the prosecution is already called several of those of onesies accusers one who was part of the case others who are not so let's get caught up on what's been going on in court joining me now is Carter Sherman was a reporter for vice Carter writes about gender inequality sexual violence and reproductive rights Carter welcomed all of it thank you for having me so the trial got underway last week after a fairly contentious jury selection process what's the make up of the jury and what is noticeable what was notable about the selection process yes so there are seven men and five women in the jury and part of what was going on during the jury selection is there were fights about having young women on the jury there was a woman who the defense sought to strike because she was too young and she wouldn't have known what dating in the nineties was like in so there was this kind of fight about you know can young women speak accurately to what was going on in the nineties and early two thousands with Harvey Weinstein that's so interesting so let's just be clear who were the two women accusing her once and who the two women involved in this case yeah so as you said there are dozens of women who have accused him of sexual assault sexual harassment but the charges he's facing any spacing five are related to encounters he had with just two women Merian Haley and does a command and so Merion Haley has said that he forced oral sex on her in two thousand sex in any New York apartment and Jessica man has said that he raped her in a New York hotel in twenty thirteen right to the New York Times has described this case and I'm paraphrasing here about this being that the nature of consensual sex and the power dynamics between a successful man and a young woman he claims he could help pursue their career ambitions so how will the defense try to prove that these women some of more actresses who just involved in seeking to further their career and that this was all consensual yeah so they have been trying to portray these relationships as consensual but transactional they were trying to kind of make a casting couch argument that these women were interested in furthering the current filmmaking and they were trying to get things out of Harvey Weinstein part of what they're doing in order to prove that is there pointing to the continued relationships that some of these women had with her you I've seen after the alleged assaults took place so both man and Miriam Haley did continue to email him to continue to have you know what looks like a war messages with him for years after they said assault happened to them yeah one of the email says hi Harvey how are you great to see you with edit with lots of love Miriam so what is the prosecution doing with this argument well so the prosecution last week brought in an expert named doctor Barbara says and she is a forensic psychiatrist who has spent decades looking at rape cases and looking at you know what happens to traumatize people after sexual assaults so she spoke specifically about rape myths and many people have this idea that rape is something that happens when a man in a mask who is a stranger to women drag her into a darkened alleyway in the women will cry rape and then run away and report to the police and never speak to that man again what doctors if spoke to is that actually it is very common for women to continue to have relationships like the ones that looks like man and Healy hide with wine scene after they say assault happened you know women who have been assaulted will often try to put those feelings into a box and say I can move on I can normalize this this will not take over my life is so they continue to have relationships as a way to normalize that relationship with their views are they also try to look at these assault as operations as things that you know happened this one time and they can move past it and they can further their careers my guess is Carter Sherman's device reporters who covers gender inequality in sexual violence we're talking about the one scene trial happening now in Manhattan let's talk about some of the people who have been testifying Merion Haley's former roommate testified on Tuesday what did she bring to the proceedings she largely corroborated Merion Haley's account she talked about how shortly after the alleged assault took place Kelly recounted to her what happened and the remains with and ten said you know merry on that sounds like rape why don't you report it but you said that Miriam Haley your active not very present she wasn't really able to process what had happened she became distraught and she said afterwards that Miriam change that she retreated to her room and did not interact as much other people so we've been time of these two women as we both sat there been dozens of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein so why is this case just about these two women yeah I mean that's an option many people have well there's a lot of considerations into bringing an allocation to court and part of that is you know where did this allegation take place is it too old to prosecute there are statutes of limitations that are some cases from being brought to prosecution many women don't actually want to put themselves through a court battle eight is experience where a process that defense can rip apart your life and go through everything you've ever done and treasure reputation in that is a lot to ask of someone who has presumably already been traumatized by some kind of us all some of the other witnesses are people that we recognize well known actresses Annabel ask your came to the trial took the stand why was she there she is part of an effort by the prosecution to bolster the claims that are being made by man and Haley and so she was one of four what are called back prior bad acts witnesses and so basically she and the other three women who will be testifying thought or have testified that one scene assaulted don they are trying to paint a portrait of one scene as a predator and trying to speak to the way she took advantage of opportunities his motives that he might have had in for the jury to hear that the jury might say oh well if you treated in about a lot of security and this way is it more likely than that he also treated Miriam Haley in this way that he also treated just command in this way and then they also have witnesses to back up and a bill securely Rosie Perez the actress and activist was on the stand as well and she also corroborated to some extent in about less curious claim where she said that she learned many years ago DOT scary I had been raped by one scene that is what kind of Alice urea told Rosie press my guess is Carter Sherman she's a vice reporter covering gender and any quality we're talking about the one scene trial so we also facing charges in Los Angeles yes so what we know about that well that was actually I think a shock to many people that style is that charges were brought they were brought on the very first day of the New York trial which is kind of a a movie level twist and think about it so those two charges are related to two women that prosecutors and LA county say Harvey assaulted in February twenty thirteen it in another twist those assault allegedly took place just within two days of one another so depending on what happens in your case rising is expected going stand trial in LA afterwards so they were all the settlements that happened around December before the trial started what were those about where they stand so those settlements are still in the process of being worked out judge does have to sign off on them but that is a basically it was a part of a civil lawsuit so those are not connected to this criminal case and many of Harvey's accusers are part of those and they are standing to get millions from the Harvey Weinstein but the one thing company not directly from her himself I think the pretty much the only trial recent memory that is anything like this was the Bill Cosby trial are there similarities here and how they're prosecuted or they book instead some letters and it famous men who have done bad things or once he's allegedly done bad things well I think there's a real big similarity in that both of these famous by mark used by dozens of women and then ended up facing charges related to only a few of them are in cost based case just one but the prosecution's tactics are also very similar in these cases in because the second trial which I think is notable because it happened in twenty eighteen so after the me to move my kind of washed over social media the prosecution was allowed to bring and five extra women who also testified about those prior bad acts in the same way that we are seeing for women now testify in one instance trial to prior bad acts so I'm hearing you with that answer say that it sounds like the me too movement did have an impact for gore it's it seems that had impact on the because the trial and could have an impact on this trial I think that that gap I mean the part of what's going on with the defense is they are trying to ask you how do rape victims act how should rape victims act and the question is will the jury by how things change enough that jurors have different ideas about how assault survivors are supposed to be acting I think many people do view the once in trial particular because my skin is often the face of the meeting that meant as a referendum on what the movement may or may not have accomplished did you should say that because my last question for you is if he's well acquitted what impact do you think that would have on the me too movement and the entertainment industry that's somebody covers this and has covered this I think it's hard to say but I think if he's acquitted a lot of people who have been involved in the movement will feel like there has been some failure in that over the last two years I think we've seen a lot of cultural change around what I saw it looks like what harassment looks like how people who have endured both act but you don't do those changes get translated to the criminal justice system if rape is a crime are we treating vape like a crime and are we holding men were famous were rich accountable for it and if one scene is acquitted in New York I think many people say no you know we are no longer we are still not treating accused rapists like rapists Carter Sherman is a reporter for vice covers gender inequality and sexual violence Kerr thank you so much for coming in really appreciate it thank you again for having me and coming up we'll hear about the Hollywood assistants who are fighting back for better working conditions and pay and have you been in the system we want to hear.

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