Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, emailed Harvey Weinstein asking him for help dealing with her cheating man.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is set to testify against Harvey Weinstein.
She claims Weinstein raped her in a Los Angeles hotel room in 2005 when she was an actor.
Then-Mayor Gavin Newsom was caught cheating on Jennifer Siebel in 2007 before the two got married.
Newsom had an affair with the wife of one of his aides back when he was mayor of San Francisco.
According to reports, Weinstein’s defense will use Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s email asking for help with Gavin Newsom’s cheating scandal as evidence their encounter in the hotel room in 2005 was consensual.
The Daily Mail reported:
Gavin Newsom’s wife Jennifer wrote to Harvey Weinstein asking for his help in dealing with a sex scandal involving her husband, two years after she says the movie mogul raped her.
The email will be presented to the jury at Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial as apparent proof that their encounter was consensual. It was first raised last night in a filing from Weinstein’s legal team.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom says Weinstein raped her in 2005 after ‘luring’ her to a hotel room. At the time, she was an actress and had not yet started dating Newsom. In 2007, a year after she met Newsom and started dating him, he became embroiled in an embarrassing sex scandal.
He was Mayor of San Francisco and had had an affair with Ruby Rippey Tourk, the wife of one of his senior advisers.
Jennifer, then his girlfriend, contacted Harvey to ask for how she should handle it, according to a filing submitted by Harvey’s lawyers last night. They say it proves that the prior encounter between them was consensual.
‘Of all things you’d think a woman that is raped by Harvey Weinstein wouldn´t do, it’s ask him how to deal with a sex scandal,’ attorney Mark Werksman said.
Read the full report by The Daily Mail here.