NEW YORK — A second day of testimony in Harvey Weinstein’s sex-crimes trial began Thursday with the first accuser to take the stand, Annabella Sciorra, the “Sopranos” actress who choked up as she described how Weinstein raped her in her New York apartment in the winter of 1993-94 and later told her in a “threatening” way not to tell anyone.

As she began testifying, Sciorra, 59, was composed, spoke clearly and even chuckled when asked questions by Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi about her early years trying to break into the entertainment industry. 

She later had trouble speaking when she described what she says Weinstein did to her in her Gramercy Park apartment one night after dinner with a group including Weinstein at an Irish restaurant.

She said Weinstein offered to drop her off at her apartment after dinner. She prepared for bed and then heard a knock on the door.

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