Claudia Salinas, an actress, model and Instagram influencer took the witness stand today and denied the claims by Weinstein accuser Lauren Young.  Young said that Salinas had lured and trapped her in a hotel bathroom so that she could be sexually assaulted by the movie producer .


She told the court on Monday, "that never happened."  Salinas testified that she had never been to the hotel room where the alleged assault occurred. She also told her version of a number of incidents which Lauren Young alleged ended in sexual assault. Salinas contradicted Mann on a number of key points. Who will the jury believe?


Another one of Monday's witnesses was Talita Maia who is a former friend and roommate of Weinstein accuser Jessica Mann.  She testified Weinstein was in a relationship with Mann and that she did not witness arguing or conflict on the night Mann claims she was assaulted.  Maia testified that she never heard Mann speak poorly of Weinstein and in fact claims Mann once described him as her "spiritual soulmate."  Mann is one of the main accusers against Weinstein.

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