"Mr Weinstein, is this really the way you want to end up in jail.by texting and violating a court order?"
He faces one count of rape and one count of criminal sexual act in those cases and, if convicted, could be sentenced to a maximum of 25 years in prison.
He faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge - predatory sexual assault.
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct dating back decades but he only faces five criminal counts in NY - two counts of rape, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault.
Potential jurors for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial will be asked if they can ignore the avalanche of allegations surrounding the disgraced movie mogul, according to a questionnaire made public Tuesday morning.
Cape Town - Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is now appearing in court in Manhattan for allegedly raping a woman in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another in 2006.
Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his NY apartment in July 2006.
Prosecutors have accused Weinstein of raping another woman in March 2013 in Manhattan.
The hearing came a day into the start of his NY trial on sexual assault charges for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting two women. In a newly announced Los Angeles case, which will be tried later, he is accused of sexually assaulting two women on back-to-back nights in 2013.
One of the women Weinstein was charged with assaulting, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi, has said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 2006.
Actress Annabella Sciorra, best known for her role on HBO's The Sopranos, has said Weinstein raped her in her Manhattan apartment in 1993. Some may not have the kind of evidence needed to proceed with a criminal charge (which in no way proves their stories are false). The fallout started the #MeToo and Times Up movements and had a snowball effect in exposing sexual predators who had previously gotten away with their deeds due to their position of power.
What is predatory sexual assault?
Weinstein has said that any sexual encounters he had were consensual.
The proceedings are seen as key to the #MeToo movement and are expected to last up to eight weeks.
Their testimony is meant to bolster the charges by showing that Weinstein had a consistent pattern of behaviour.
Weinstein said, "I'm sorry" and hung his head at one point.
Prosecutors have also said that they expect to call Barbara Ziv, a professor at Temple University in Pennsylvania, to testify as an expert on the trauma resulting from sexual assault. Lawyer Rotunno declined immediate comment on those charges.
But Neama Rahmani, a former USA assistant attorney and co-founder of West Coast Trial Lawyers, said the NY trial wouldn't be affected by the L.A. charges; if anything, Rahmani said the L.A. prosecutors could actually be at a "disadvantage" since some of the witnesses are expected to testify at both trials.
There is some connection between the cases.
She added that the announcement of the new charges in California against Harvey Weinstein at the same time his trial was starting in NY was done to "bolster what the prosecutor was trying to do here" while also making Weinstein's life "much more hard".