Actress Rosie Perez could be forced to take the stand at Harvey Weinstein's sex assault trial to support actress Annabella Sciorra's testimony.
Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi-Orbon reportedly argued that the jury should be allowed to hear from Perez to refute the defense's claim that her friend Sciorra had made up the allegation that Weinstein raped her in the winter of 1993–1994, per Page Six.
"Miss Perez will testify that in fact Annabella Sciorra told her what Harvey Weinstein did to her, about that rape in 1994," the prosecutor said in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Sciorra revealed during the trial that Perez called Sciorra weeks after the alleged attack inside her Gramercy apartment.
"Miss Sciorra says something to the effect, 'I think something bad happened to me. I think I was raped,'" said Illuzzi-Orbon.
In court this week, Sciorra detailed the alleged rape that she says she suffered at the hands of the disgraced Hollywood exec.
"I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me," she said. Sciorra says that he then pinned her to the bed.
"I didn't have very much fight left inside me," Sciorra testified. "My body shut down. It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual. I didn't even know what was happening. It was like a seizure or something."