Mimi Haleyi says he was offended at rebuffs

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NEW YORK – Ex-production assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi took the stand at Harvey Weinstein’s sex-crimes trial Monday and testified the formerly powerful producer was “offended” by her repeated rebuffs.

Haleyi, one of the two women whose accusations are the basis of the five charges against Weinstein, said he made repeated advances before the alleged assault and she rebuffed them all. She testified Weinstein once showed up at her apartment and begged her to join him on a trip to Paris for a fashion show. She said he wouldn’t take no for an answer.

“At one point, because I just didn’t know how to shut it down so to speak. … So I said, ‘You know you have a terrible reputation with women, I’ve heard,’” Haleyi said.

The then-revered Hollywood honcho “got offended,” she said. “He stepped back and said, ‘What have you heard?’”

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