Jurors set for Harvey Weinstein trial
A jury of nine men and three women has been seated in the Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein.
They were chosen in a process of about six days from a pool of 225 potential jurors who were summoned last week.
The judge and lawyers still need to seat 10 alternate jurors, and the process will resume on Thursday afternoon.
Opening statements in the case are expected to begin on Monday.
The 70-year-old former movie mogul, who is already serving a 23-year sentence after a 2020 conviction in New York, has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to four counts of rape and seven other counts of sexual assault.
Because their personal information was revealed mostly in questionnaires that remain sealed, little is known about the 12 jurors who will decide on Weinstein’s guilt.
Those who were seated were asked few questions in court.
Their ages appeared to range mostly between 40 and 70. A few appeared to be older than that, and one man appeared to be in his early to mid-20s.
Of the three women, two are older and one appeared to be about 30.