Harvey Weinstein's defence compares him with Tiger Woods, claiming he's a sex addict

Harvey Weinstein's defense compared the disgraced movie mogul to golf champion Tiger Woods to portray him as a sex addict rather than a rapist.

Weinstein's high-profile rape trial wrapped up with closing arguments on Thursday.

'Tiger Woods is a sex addict. You don’t see him in a criminal courtroom,' the film producer's attorney Donna Rotunno told the Manhattan Supreme Court jury. 'Being a sex addict and being a rapist are two different things.'

Earlier in the trial one of Weinstein's friends Paul Feldsher stood as a defense witness and claimed that the producer was a sex addict.

Woods checked himself into a Mississippi sex addiction rehab clinic in 2010 after a slew of women claimed they had affairs with him and Woods admitted his infidelity. The scandal dissolved his marriage that same year.

Weinstein’s lawyers sought to discredit his accusers, who took the witness stand and instead portray the alleged assaults as consensual encounters. They claimed his alleged victims sought Weinstein for his fame and for career opportunity.

Daily Mail