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Harvey Weinstein is a "sexual predator and rapist," the prosecutor said here Wednesday in opening arguments at the disgraced Hollywood mogul's sexual assault trial.

"During this trial, you are going to learn that the defendant was a savvy, New York City businessman, that he was a famous and powerful Hollywood producer living a lavish lifestyle that most of us will never know and you'll come to learn most of us will not want to know," Assistant District Attorney Meghan Hast said, addressing the 12 jurors in Manhattan Supreme Court.