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STORY: Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday as opening arguments began in a new rape trial of the once-powerful Hollywood producer. Weinstein faces 11 charges of rape and sexual assault and has pleaded not guilty. He is already serving a 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes in New York. A prosecutor told jurors eight women would testify against Weinstein — to give details of cases related to his charges or to try to establish a pattern of behavior. As opening statements began, Assistant District Attorney Paul Thompson gave the jury graphic details of women who said Weinstein invited them to hotel rooms for alleged business meetings between 1991 and 2015. Weinstein, sat in the courtroom in a dark suit and tie, occasionally shaking his head as Thompson spoke. Among his accusers: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, documentary filmmaker, actress and wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Siebel Newsom is expected to testify that Weinstein sexually assaulted her at what she thought was a business meeting, according to her lawyer. Weinstein said all of his sexual encounters with women were consensual. Her lawyer – Mark Werksman – argued Monday that in Hollywood, sex is a commodity. The 70-year-old, who became the face of #MeToo allegations five years ago, could face up to 140 years in prison if convicted on all 11 counts in Los Angeles.