Siebel Newsom was back in the headlines this month when it was revealed she was one of five accusers in Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles criminal trial on rape charges.
Siebel Newsom publicly accused Weinstein of assault in an October 2017 HuffPost essay, soon after the start of the #MeToo movement.
“I was naive, new to the industry, and didn’t know how to deal with his aggressive advances ― work invitations with a friend late-night at The Toronto Film Festival, and later an invitation to meet with him about a role in The Peninsula Hotel, where staff were present and then all of a sudden disappeared like clockwork, leaving me alone with this extremely powerful and intimidating Hollywood legend,” she wrote at the time.
Elizabeth Fegan, an attorney for Siebel Newsom, confirmed to Insider that her client plans to testify against Weinstein during the trial, which began this week.
“Like many other women, my client was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein at a purported business meeting that turned out to be a trap,” Fegan said. “She intends to testify at his trial in order to seek some measure of justice for survivors, and as part of her life’s work to improve the lives of women.”
Three people familiar with the matter told The Los Angeles Times that Siebel Newsom is reportedly identified as “Jane Doe 4” in charging documents. Jane Doe 4 accused Weinstein of forcible rape in an incident sometime between September 2004 and September 2005, according to the outlet.