Producer Paul Feldsher Bashes ‘Liar’ Actress Annabella Sciorra and Defends
‘Intercourse Addict’ Pal Weinstein in Courtroom
Harvey Weinstein’s authorized group kicked off their protection on Thursday, calling former expertise agent Paul Feldsher to testify about his shut relationship with Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra.
Sciorra alleges Weinstein raped her in 1993 and 1994—a declare Feldsher mentioned was not as visibly traumatic as she claimed on the witness stand. Recalling a dialog with Sciorra within the 1990s, he mentioned the actress admitted she’d “completed this loopy factor with Harvey.”
“As I perceive all of it these years later, there was nothing that she instructed me that was stunning or alarming, there was nothing aggravating,” Feldsher mentioned, including that he wouldn’t have been such a “passive good friend” to not observe up if Weinstein had completed one thing. “My understanding was that she fooled round with him.”
Throughout cross-examination, Assistant District Legal professional Joan Illuzzi grilled Feldsher, a producer of a number of Miramax movies, on his frequent communication with Weinstein over the previous two years. He despatched Weinstein emails about his unwavering “loyalty,” referring to Sciorra as an “asshole” and “liar” whose “rape model obtained her an agent at CAA.”
“I’m loyal to you Harvey I’ll all the time have your again should you name on me. Honoring our settlement helps me know that you just’ve obtained mine,” Feldsher wrote in a single textual content message. In one other, he wrote: “I gotta let you know except you make some type of confession or you’re confirmed legally responsible, I’ll proceed to be the controversial cum inappropriate one that defends you.”
“If a number of these ladies had been my daughter I’d have needed to beat the shit out of you,” he wrote in a 3rd message.
Felder admitted throughout cross-examination that he had mentioned his testimony with Weinstein and he had “no concept” his textual content messages would find yourself within the courtroom. He described Weinstein as having a “voracious urge for food” for intercourse. “It was my understanding that Harvey had a intercourse habit for a very long time,” he mentioned.
Because the prosecution’s first witness, Sciorra emotionally recounted to jurors how Weinstein allegedly confirmed up at her door after dinner, compelled himself inside her 17th-floor condo and raped her within the 1990s.
Weinstein, 67, faces 5 prices, together with predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape, for assaulting two ladies who testified: Miriam Haleyi and Jessica Mann.
The prosecution rested its case on Thursday after calling 27 witnesses over two weeks—together with six ladies who graphically detailed their alleged sexual assaults. Weinstein has pleaded not responsible.