(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, emailed now-fallen Hollywood movie mogul and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, asking him for help after her husband cheated on her.
Mrs. Newsom is set to testify against Weinstein in an upcoming trial thath will be looking into his shady business practices, according to the Gateway Pundit.
She has alleged that Weinstein “lured” her to a Los Angeles hotel and raped her in 2005, when she was an aspiring actress.
She and then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had not yet started dating.
Two years later, in 2007, Gavin was caught cheating on Jennifer with the wife of one of his aides.
Jennifer contacted Weinstein to ask for advice on how to handle the embarrassing situation.
Weinstein’s defense will be using Jennifer Newsom’s email asking him for help after the cheating scandal as counter-evidence in his case, helping to make the claim that the 2005 hotel encounter was consensual.
“Of all things you’d think a woman that is raped by Harvey Weinstein wouldn’t do, it’s ask him how to deal with a sex scandal,” attorney Mark Werksman said.
The prosecutors argued that it does not undermine the rape claim, with Deputy District Attorney Marlene Martinez saying she “wasn’t sure how Mr. Werksman knows how a rape victim would behave.”
Werksman responded that the email was an integral piece of evidence, claiming that for Jennifer Newsom and other accusers, the purported power dynamic with Weinstein was an essential piece of the puzzle.
“When her boyfriend the mayor seduces an underling’s wife and gets scandalized over it, she sides with the mayor,” he said, and suggested it was essential to Weinstein’s rights that the judge allow that line of questioning.
The judge responded by saying the attorney was overstating the case by implying Weinstien’s due process was at stake.