4 Counts dropped, Jane Doe 5 will not testify in a Rape Trial

On Tuesday, Jennifer Siebel Newsom appeared on the stand for a second round of cross-examination. This time the focus was on her memories and evolving narrative about what she claimed to have been raped by Harvey Weinstein in 2005. But before she did, one of the criminal trial’s minor mysteries was finally cleared up.

Court opened with prosecutors saying they will not proceed with charges relating to Jane Doe 5, asking the judge to drop counts eight through 11 – two counts each of forcible rape and oral copulation – leaving a total of seven charges: two of rape and five of sexual assault. Prosecutors had left open the possibility that Jane Doe 5 might testify, but since the moment she was left out of last month’s opening statements, this outcome was widely expected.

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Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated three charges against Weinstein had been dropped.

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