Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyers began their case in the mogul’s rape trial Monday.
They called Talita “Coco” Maia, a Brazilian actress and former pal of accuser Jessica Mann’s. She said Mann repeatedly called Weinstein her “spiritual soulmate.” Maia added that Mann “seemed to really like him as a person,” and that Mann never told her that Weinstein hurt or raped her.
Earlier in the day, the defense called another witness, Nelson Lopez, the manager of the building where Annabella Sciorra claims Weinstein raped her in the ’90s.
Lopez testified that Sciorra never told him about someone coming to her apartment unannounced at the time. Lopez also said he “never” saw Weinstein in the building.
Weinstein’s defense attorneys said they may rest their case Tuesday.