Weinstein jury wants to hear Perez again

The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial has asked to re-hear the testimony of actor Rosie Perez.
The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial has asked to re-hear the testimony of actor Rosie Perez.

The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial has asked to re-hear the testimony of actor Rosie Perez, and asked to see several exhibits, including emails involving Annabella Sciorra.

Perez testified on January 24 that Sciorra confided in her in the early 1990s that Weinstein had raped her.

Perez said she advised her friend to call the police, but Sciorra refused out of fear that Weinstein would destroy her career.

Justice James Burke said the deliberations would end for Wednesday after the testimony was read back. The jurors will return for the third day of deliberations on Thursday morning.

The jury also asked to see the PowerPoint presentation of Barbara Ziv, the prosecution's expert psychologist.

Ziv testified about "rape myths", seeking to explain to jurors why women would maintain contact with their rapist, and why they might not report to the police.

When Weinstein arrived to court on Wednesday with his attorneys, he did not respond to any questions from the press line.

The Weinstein team has previously been chatty with reporters on days they appear to be confident, such as last week's closing arguments.

Australian Associated Press