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A day after her emotionally charged testimony that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2005, Jennifer Siebel Newsom faced an aggressive interrogation Tuesday over dozens of friendly emails she exchanged with him in the years afterward.
Weinstein attorney Mark Werksman sought to cast doubt on Siebel Newsom’s credibility by questioning her statement that, after the rape, it was weird and scary to run into her assailant from time to time at film industry events.
“I just don’t remember any of this — sorry,” Siebel Newsom told a Los Angeles jury as Werksman asked her to review each of her emails, including some asking to meet Weinstein for coffee or lunch to talk about film projects.
Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein is on trial in L.A. County Superior Court for the alleged rape or sexual assault of Siebel Newsom and three other women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.