Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty On 2 Counts, Acquitted For 3
Disgraced movie exec Harvey Weinstein has been convicted on two counts: criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.
He was acquitted on the remaining three charges, including predatory sexual assault charge.
The jury, made up of five women and seven men delivered the verdict just before Noon EST Monday (Feb. 24), after five days of deliberation.
Harvey Weinsten was on trial a little more than two years after several famous women accused him of sexual assault with the promise of movie gigs. The allegations against him caused the long-running #MeToo movement to resurface in late 2017, and took it full force as other famous men were accused of similar acts.
During the trial, six women testified against the 67-year-old, but the charges against him are only connected to a handful of the witnesses: ex “Project Runway” production assistant Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi claimed he forced her to participate in oral sex in 2006. Hairstylist Jessica Mann alleged he raped her in a hotel in 2013, and Annabella Sciorra is “The Sopranos” said he raped her in her apartment. The other witnesses who took the stand hoped to prove Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual assault.
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