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‘So Disgusting That My Body Started to Shake’: Annabella Sciorra Testifies How Weinstein Allegedly Raped Her

Annabella Sciorra, through tears, just became the first woman to testify against Harvey Weinstein in a court of law.The “Sopranos” actress took the stand in Manhattan court on Thursday, a day after attorneys gave their opening statements in Weinstein’s criminal trial, to testify about how the disgraced movie producer allegedly raped her over 25 years…

‘So Disgusting That My Body Started to Shake’: Annabella Sciorra Testifies How Weinstein Allegedly Raped Her

Annabella Sciorra, through tears, just became the first woman to testify against Harvey Weinstein in a court of law.

The “Sopranos” actress took the stand in Manhattan court on Thursday, a day after attorneys gave their opening statements in Weinstein’s criminal trial, to testify about how the disgraced movie producer allegedly raped her over 25 years ago. Her testimony took place more than two years after a woman first accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct in the pages of the New York Times, breaking the dam for a deluge of women who came forward to say, “Me too.”

In late 1993 or early 1994, Sciorra told the courtroom, she’d had dinner with Weinstein and a group of friends in New York City, the New York Times reported. Weinstein dropped her off at her apartment around 10 p.m. She went inside and began to get ready for bed when she heard a knock at her door.

It was Weinstein. He allegedly pushed himself inside while unbuttoning his shirt. Then he grabbed her and led her to the bedroom, Sciorra testified.

“He put my hands over my head to hold me back and he got on top of me and he raped me,” Sciorra told the courtroom, according to the New York Daily News’ Molly Crane-Newman. “It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake.”

Sciorra, 59, described the shaking as seizure-like, the New York Times reported. “I don’t know how else to describe it,” she said. “I woke up, but I’m not sure if I fainted, blacked out, or fell asleep.”

After the rape, Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her, Sciorra recalled. He allegedly told her, “This is for you.”

Weeks later, Sciorra said, she confronted Weinstein. She told him that she’d blacked out.

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“That’s what all the nice Catholic girls say,” Sciorra said Weinstein told her. “This remains between you and I.”

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