Prosecutors want the women to testify at Weinstein's June 3 trial to show he has had a pattern of violating women. They also expect to discuss evidence that could be used against Weinstein if he testifies.
Weinstein's lawyers say news coverage of the hearing could taint the jury pool. Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex. News organizations say they'll fight to keep the hearing open. A judge says he'll hear from them before deciding.