NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, telling a jury in a quivering voice that the burly Hollywood studio boss barged into her apartment in the mid-1990s, overpowered her and raped her as she tried to fight him off by kicking and punching him. Sciorra is the first alleged victim to face Weinstein in court, but he isn’t charged over this allegation. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Trial: Annabella Sciorra Details Night She Says She Was Raped By Disgraced Movie Mogul
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The defense has also questioned why Weinstein’s accusers stayed in friendly contact for years with a man they say had assaulted them. Prosecutors sought to give jurors some answers Friday from a forensic psychiatrist who testified about the same topic at the Pennsylvania trial that led to Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction on charges of sexually assaulting a woman. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Trial: Brooklyn Native Actress Rosie Perez Testifies Against Disgraced Movie Mogul
While the studios and streaming entities have lavished ever increasing amounts on award season—Netflix likely allocated over $60 million – there’s evidence that post-Oscar box office bumps no longer measure up to those of previous years, as in Shakespeare In Love or American Beauty. Green Book doubled its U.S. box office last year after winning the Oscar and took in $237 million overseas, but the studios are concerned that similar largesse may not await this year’s potential winners such as Parasite or 1917. … [Read more...] about Peter Bart: Is Winning Oscar Worth All the Stress For Stars And Distributors?