Opening Statements Taking Place today in the Rape and Assault Trial of Former Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein

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Wednesday, January 22nd
Opening statements have taken place in New York at Harvey Weinstein's rape and assault trial today.

Prosecutor Meghan Hast told the panel of 7 men and 5 women that Weinstein was not just a Hollywood titan.."he was a rapist."

The defense is countering by telling jurors Weinstein's sexual dealings were all consensual and that it has evidence showing women who accuse him of assault later sent friendly emails.

For more, KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with CBS News Correspondent, Matt Piper who was in the courtroom today.