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The Harvey Weinstein impending trial has roped in three more men with the color of white, and with this appointment, the total is now up to 10 jurors.
According to Variety, the jurors were selected roughly halfway through the day in court, indicating that the final two jurors will more than likely be selected by the end of the day on Friday. Opening statements are set for next Wednesday.
Throughout the jury selection process, the lead prosecutor from the D.A.’s office, Joan Illuzzi, accused Weinstein’s defense of eliminating young women from the jury. “They have eliminated every single white woman from this prospective jury panel,” Illuzzi said to the judge. At another point, when the defense asked to strike another young woman, Illuzzi exclaimed, “Unbelievable!” from her seat.
On Thursday, Illuzzi filed a formal complaint accusing the defense of systematically excluding young, white women.
With these three new jurors, the jury currently has seven men and three women, including six white men, one African-American man, two African-American women and a woman who is African-American and Latino.