A jury of nine men and three women was seated Thursday to rule on Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in Los Angeles, where more than 80 potential witnesses – including four accusers – were set to testify over the coming weeks.
The male 3/4 of the panel skewed mostly in the 40-to-70-year-old range, with one young white man who appeared in his young 20s, according to pool reports. Two of the three women are older and white, and the third is a younger-looking Black woman.
Ten alternates remained to be seated, meaning opening statements could get under way Friday or possibly next week.
Some of the rejected jurors expressed skepticism about sexual assault accusations. One, a young man, had written “the #MeToo movement is pointless and fraudulent” on his jury questionnaire, and was asked about it.
“I don’t really believe in that movement,” he said. “I myself wouldn’t believe every woman who said someone did something to them.”
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