The wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, was left visibly shocked when she was asked to perform a fake orgasm during the trial of Harvey Weinstein.
Former movie director Weinstein is on trial for sexual assault and Siebel Newsom was asked to give evidence.
She had mentioned how she faked an orgasm and then defense attorney Mark Werksman asker her to show how she had ‘indicated her pleasure’ during the alleged incident in 2005 which took place at the Penninsula Hotel in Beverley Hills where she says that Weinstein raped her.
Siebel Newsom was visibly taken aback by the request and she responded: “This is not ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ I’m not doing that,” referring to a scene in the 1989 movie in which Meg Ryan‘s character memorably faked a loud orgasm in a busy New York restaurant.
She had already testified earlier in the week about how her encounter with Weinstein was supposed to be a business meeting. He then changed into a robe and began to ‘manipulate’ and ‘threaten’ her.
Weinstein’s “deformed” penis
Siebel Newsom explained how Weinstein penetrated her with his fingers and then his “deformed” penis, which she described as “kind of fish-like, the penis, something was distorted in the testicles … Lots of skin, lots of skin down there.”
She also testified that she made “pleasure noises” after she put her hand on Weinstein‘s penis to encourage him to ejaculate.
After being pressed on the issue by Werksman, the former actress who is now a documentary filmmaker admitted that she faked the orgasm so that Weinstein ‘would be done’.
“I was making noises to get him to finish,” Siebel Newsom said in tears. “He had already raped me. … This is so gross. I’m sorry.”
When Werksman responded with lots of quick questions concerning details about her prior testimony regarding the alleged rape, she replied: “What you’re doing today is exactly what he did to me.”