(PoliticalLookout.com) – A naked photograph of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is probably the last thing you’d ever want to be legally compelled to do, but that’s exactly what happened for the jury in his recent court case. A member of the jury in the heavily reported trial has spoken about her experience serving on the jury during an interview with Inside Edition, describing how she tried to “block out” the photos from her mind.
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Identified only as “juror no. 2,” she said that the photograph of a Harvey Weinstein undressed was presented to them, and wasn’t something that they could have “blocked out.” She added, “it’s hard not to make a face.”
That must have been distressing!
Harvey Weinstein’s appearance became an issue in the trial as one victim, actress Jessica Mann, testified during the trial that when she saw him without clothes it appeared as though he did not have any testicles.
In the trial, she explained, “The first time I saw him fully naked, I felt, I thought he was deformed and intersex.”
“He has extreme scarring that I didn’t know if maybe he was a burn victim…He does not have testicles and it appears like he has a vagina.”
Quite the claim, and something the media latched on to, but something that seems to have died down since. Maybe Weinstein could have filed a transphobia case!
Amazingly, Mann explained how the first time she saw Weinstein naked, she felt compression. “It seemed his anger came from a place of shame,” she said.
Describing her own experience seeing the images, Juror no. 2 said, “My hands were sweating. I felt like my heart was literally going to pop out of my chest. It was just, I wouldn’t say nerve-wracking, but it was just, ‘this is it, this is the moment.’”
Who would ever want to be in that position?
Weinstein was ultimately convicted of committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree, as well as rape in the third degree. He was acquitted of one instance of rape in the first degree as well as predatory sexual assault, but his convictions mean that the victims were vindicated. Juror no. 2 also said that she hopes his convictions will offer closure for those he abused. “Every last woman that took the stand, I wish them the best,” she told Inside Edition.