Back in the United States, former production assistant Miriam Haley testified to a New York City jury that disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her in his Manhattan apartment in the summer of 2006. She is the second woman to testify against Weinstein in his rape trial in New York, where he’s facing life in prison.
In a separate case, the United States attorney in Manhattan is criticizing Prince Andrew for refusing to help prosecutors investigate sex trafficking allegations against the late serial sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, despite the prince having promised to do so. Prince Andrew was a close friend of Epstein’s. One woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has also accused Prince Andrew of being involved in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking scheme, saying she was sexually trafficked by Epstein and forced to have sex with the prince when she was 17 years old. In a BBC interview last year, Prince Andrew denied this allegation and said he did not regret his friendship with the billionaire convicted pedophile, who died in a prison cell in August.