NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A woman who says Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles took the stand in his rape trial in Lower Manhattan Wednesday.
The model alleges Weinstein sexually assaulted her in Beverly Hills just before the Oscars in 2013.
Lauren Marie Young pointed to a picture of the Beverly Hills hotel room where she says Harvey Weinstein stripped naked, unzipped her dress and performed a sex act on himself while groping her in February 2013.
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“I’m saying ‘no, no, no,’ and he’s carrying on with normal conversation. ‘This is what all actresses do to make it,'” Young testified.
The now 30-year-old model says she was at the hotel bar with another woman to pitch Weinstein a script when during the meeting he said “Let’s finish this upstairs,” claiming he had to get ready for an award presentation for director Quentin Tarantino.
When they got to the room, she says he was talking about wanting to put her on America’s Next Top Model. She says she was led into a bathroom, the door shut on her and Weinstein by the woman they were with. When Young tried to leave, she says he blocked the door.
“I felt so trapped,” she testified. “I was really worried and scared that they were gonna hurt me or something.”
The defense questioned why she walked into the bathroom in the first place. She said she couldn’t see.
“There’s a big fat man in front of me,” she testified.
On Tuesday, the jury was shown naked photos of Weinstein in an effort to corroborate what witnesses have been saying about his body.
Wednesday, Young said this of his genitalia: “It had looked like it had been cut and sewn back on… Something didn’t look normal.”
A drawing she made of it for law enforcement was passed to the jury. The description is similar to what another witness testified.
Pictures were also shown of the dress Young was wearing the night of the alleged attack. She says she hasn’t worn or washed it since.
“She just found the dress a few days ago,” attorney Gloria Allred said.
When asked why Young never called police, she said she was traumatized and scared “because he was powerful.”
Weinstein is not charged here in New York in connection to this alleged attack, but he is facing charges for it in California. Young is one of several women prosecutors are calling to the stand to try and portray him as a serial sexual predator.
The 67-year-old Weinstein insists any sexual encounters were consensual.
He faces life in prison if convicted.