While the jury takes a break this weekend from deliberations, no verdict yet, I thought I would take advantage of the quiet period to collect my thoughts in a stream of consciousness video posted at the bottom of this journal. While there are more points I wish I could have added or elaborated on, my goal was to focus on the root problem of quality of evidence in the Harvey Weinstein case. I've also posted links to some of the trial transcripts so you can see for yourself how lacking in quality the prosecution's case is. I was relying on CourtTV's repository of daily transcript uploads until they recently removed the links from their page. The transcripts I did download stayed in my browser history so I was able to recollect those, however the transcripts I never did download are missing from the list below.
Transcript PDFs available for download (partial list):
To help fill in the blanks from the missing transcripts, you may want to check out this podcast, The Harvey Weinstein Trial: Unfiltered. It is a great resource for transcript read-backs of the most dramatic moments of testimony from each day of the trial, sandwiched between commentary from Ann McElhenny & Phelim McAleer, a married couple who are also investigative journalists.
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