Donna Rotunno Wiki – Biography
Donna Rotunno, who has faced criticism from feminists, We can’t have movements that strip us of our fundamental rights.It was about an hour into Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial when his lead defense lawyer came under attack. The prosecutor called a recent media blitz intended to discredit Mr. Weinstein’s accusers “an abomination” and asked the judge to put an end to it with a gag order.
Donna Rotunno Age
She is 42 years old.
Harvey Weinstein’s rape Trial
Deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial are slated to begin on Tuesday, but there were plenty of fireworks even before Justice James Burke could give jurors instructions.
Before the jury was called in, prosecutors accused the former movie mogul’s lawyers of jury tampering, vociferously objecting to a Newsweek op-ed. The article, penned by Weinstein’s lead attorney Donna Rotunno, implored the jury to “look past the headlines” and “to base their verdict solely on the facts, testimony and evidence presented to them in the courtroom.”
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Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi objected to the piece, saying it violated judicial behavior and was clearly written at the behest of Weinstein. “If this is conduct that is allowed to persist in the courtroom, we are all lost,” she said.
Justice James Burke took no immediate action other than to remind attorneys not to speak to the press.
“Mr. Weinstein, I would caution against the tentacles of your public relations juggernaut,” Burke said.
Weinstein, once a major force in indie film as the producer of “Shakespeare in Love” and “The King’s Speech,” faces five criminal charges. These stem from the allegations brought on by Jessica Mann and Miriam Haley, who both testified. Since the monumental trial began on Jan. 6, six women, including actress Annabella Sciorra, have been called to testify to prove a pattern of predatory sexual assault. But the main charges rest on the testimonies of Mann and Haley, who have accused Weinstein of rape and sexual assault.
Mann, who was embroiled in a complicated relationship with Weinstein, has accused him of rape in 2013 in a New York City hotel room. Haley, a former “Project Runway” production assistant, accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her in his New York City apartment in 2006, where she thought she was meeting him for business purposes. Sciorra testified that Weinstein raped her in the early 1990’s after showing up to her apartment unannounced.
Career and Net Worth
No doubt she is a brilliant lawyer and thus her charges are obviously high. She has made quite a lot from this profession however there is no exact numbers of her wealth available as of now. We will update it as soon as we get any information in future.
She was born and raised in Chicago Suburbs and now lives alone nearby a River West Condo.
Being a woman she believes that her gender is an asset for this sexual assault cases and she can cross examine accusers without being a bullied.
At the age of 42, she has handled more than 40 sexual misconduct cases and it makes her one of the most demanded lawyers in such cases.
Many of her client described her as a “Bulldog in the Courtroom”.
During her career she has lost only one case at a trial and she kept a sketch of that courtroom in her office.