Mel Gibson was listed as one of the witnesses during the Harvey Weinstein trial. After the judge and attorneys took a break from jury selection for motions to determine the evidence that will be allowed to trial and who can testify.
Page Six reports that Judge Lisa B. Lench ruled that Mel Gibson can testify in support of his masseuse and friend, who will be known as Jane Doe #3 during the trial.
This comes after Weinstein’s attorneys argued that Mel Gibson cannot testify because what he learned from the woman while receiving a massage from her does not constitute as a fresh complaint.
According to Californian law, the introduction of evidence of sexual assault or any other crime will be allowed if the victim reported it to someone else voluntarily and immediately after it took place.
Harvey Weinstein is accused of committing sexual battery by restraint against the woman. According to prosecutors, Harvey Weinstein followed the woman into the bathroom after receiving a massage from her and masturbated. Harvey Weinstein, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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