Weinstein's lawyers wrap up defense: 'This is not a monster'

Harvey Weinstein’s defense team laid out its closing arguments in the trial, painting prosecutors in the case as “producers writing a script.”
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Prosecutors set to present their closing arguments today after the defense wrapped up Thursday by comparing the prosecutors to movie producers writing a fictional script and Stephanie Ramos is outside the courthouse in Manhattan with the story. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: George, good morning. Harvey Weinstein says he's been given a fair trial Atkinson as his defense laid out their closing arguments yesterday. Defense attorney Donna Rotunno said they were writing a script and created a fictional alternative universe to strip adult women of common sense, autonomy and responsibility. Ab securing what she says is the truth that both women accusing Weinstein of assault were engaged this consensual sexual relationships with him. He is accused of raping an actress in a hotel room and forcing a sex act on meme me Haley. Four other women were called as witnesses by the prosecution alleging rape and sex assault in an attempt to show that Weinstein was a serial sexual predator who used his power and influence to target young women. Weinstein denies all claims. Now, if convicted of the top charges, Weinstein could face life in prison. He did not testify here yesterday but today prosecutors will lay out the closing arguments and jury deliberations are set to begin on Tuesday.

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