D.A. Suffers New Setback
The Manhattan D.A. is having extra issues with the Harvey Weinstein case … the most recent being prosecutors have determined NOT to name a essential witness to show Weinstein had an M.O. of rape.
Sources related to the case inform TMZ, prosecutors needed to name Melissa Thompson to the stand. She has claimed Weinstein raped her again in 2011 in an NYC lodge room. Thompson has even filed her personal lawsuit claiming she was raped.
We’ve discovered the D.A. is now in possession of emails and a textual content message they imagine name Thompson’s credibility into query.
An hour after the alleged rape, Thompson despatched an electronic mail to Weinstein a few proposed enterprise association. We’re advised the D.A. feels a jury would discover the e-mail troublesome.
Then, on November 8, 2011, Thompson despatched a textual content message to Weinstein, pitching herself as an government producer on a present. The textual content message learn partly, “Harvey if I do this show can i be an EP? I got 2/3 of the cast.”
We’re advised the D.A. additionally has a writing from Thompson after the alleged rape, bragging about her relationship with Weinstein.
Thompson launched this video of an interplay she had with Weinstein hours earlier than the alleged rape.
This is the most recent setback within the D.A.’s case in opposition to Weinstein. The lead detective is underneath investigation for witness tampering and withholding proof favorable to Weinstein.
The D.A. has dropped the case involving a girl who claims Weinstein compelled her to carry out oral intercourse, after she allegedly advised a buddy the oral intercourse was consensual and he or she did it as a result of she was gunning for a film job.