Professor Cheryl Bader shared her expert opinion with CBSN New York, analyzing the prosecution strategy in the Harvey Weinstein trial.
All eyes are on this case and the prosecutor came out this morning with guns fired. Very graphic detail about the various encounters with these women and they need to do that because there are five charges here, involving two women.
The prosecution wants the jury to inhabit the perspective of the victims. They want to show that these women walked into these hotel rooms expecting a business meeting and instead were pounced upon and that this all part of this culture of power and intimidation. This culminated in threats against them for their physical safety. They are trying to show how this power imbalance actually fed into this forcible compulsion.