NEW YORK (AP) – One says Harvey Weinstein raped her after she let her guard down by telling herself he was only a “dirty old man.”
The other claims he offered movie roles to her in exchange for being with him.
The one-time aspiring actresses, Tarale Wulff and Dawn Dunning, described those experiences from the 2000s with the disgraced movie mogul when they took the witness stand yesterday at a New York City rape trial seen as a milestone for the #MeToo movement.
Prosecutors are using the two so-called “Molineux” witnesses to bolster their case against Weinstein.
The judge has allowed them to testify about “prior bad acts” that didn’t result in criminal charges because of the statute of limitations and other legal issues.
Weinstein, 67, is charged with forcing himself on then-Project Runway production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping another aspiring actress in 2013, who could testify later this week.