Harvey Weinstein’s lead defense attorney compared her disgraced movie mogul client to Tiger Woods being a “sex addict” as she tried to prove his innocence during closing arguments in the landmark rape trial Thursday.
“Tiger Woods is a sex addict. You don’t see him in a criminal courtroom,” attorney Donna Rotunno told the Manhattan Supreme Court jury. “Being a sex addict and being a rapist are two different things.”
In 2010, the golf great checked into a Mississippi sex-addiction rehab clinic following a notorious sex scandal that caused his marriage with Elin Nordegren to implode.
Rotunno made the reference to Woods after spending hours attempting to discredit Weinstein’s accusers as the #MeToo-era trial moves one step closer to a verdict.
Weinstein, 67, faces two counts of predatory sexual assault, two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sex act stemming from the allegations of one-time aspiring actress Jessica Mann, former “Project Runway” production assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi and “The Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra.
The jury is set to begin deliberations in the case next week.
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