The trial of American movie producer, Harvey Weinstein charged with sexual assault resumed on Monday, October 10, in Los Angeles.
The American director was charged based on the accusations of five women, who said Weinstein assaulted them in luxury hotels between 2004 and 2013.
Although, Weinstein, 70, pleaded not guilty, saying all of the encounters were consensual.
All five of Weinstein’s accusers are expected to testify as well as several other women whose accusations are not part of the criminal charges but who will describe Weinstein’s prior bad acts.
One of those prior bad act witnesses will be Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and a former actress, ABC News have confirmed.
“Like many other women, my client was s3xually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein at a purported business meeting that turned out to be a trap,” Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s lawyer, Beth Fegan, said in a statement to ABC News.
“She intends to testify at his trial in order to seek some measure of justice for survivors, and as part of her life’s work to improve the lives of women. Please respect her choice to not discuss this matter outside of the courtroom.”