MANHATTAN — A key accuser in the the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein is facing a vigorous cross-examination.
She returned the witness stand Monday to answer questions about why she maintained a relationship with Weinstein despite her allegations that the once-powerful movie mogul sexually assaulted her.
The testimony comes at a pivotal moment in the trial of Weinstein, who became one of the #MeToo movement's top targets.
He is charged in New York with the 2013 rape and also sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi, a former “Project Runway” production assistant, in 2006.
Weinstein has insisted that any sexual encounters he had with his alleged victims were consensual.