Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of two of five sexual assault charges.

Monday in New York, a jury convicted the disgraced film producer of third-degree rape against former aspiring actress Jessica Mann, and one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree against former “Project Runway” production assistant Mimi Haley.

However, the 67-year-old was found not guilty on two counts of predatory sexual assault, each of which carried possible life sentences. He was also acquitted of one count of first-degree rape against Mann.

The jury — consisting of seven men and five women — deliberated for five days.

After the decision was read, Weinstein was handcuffed and taken into custody.

Weinstein is scheduled to be sentenced on March 11, and could spend decades in prison.

He is also facing a trial in Los Angeles, where he has been accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013.

In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker published pieces in which dozens of women accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Since the exposés were published, more than 80 women have alleged wrongdoing by Weinstein. He has steadfastly denied all allegations of nonconsensual sexual conduct.

The fallout from the Weinstein allegations led women to share their personal experiences with sexual assault and/or harassment under the hashtag #MeToo.

In January 2018, the Time’s Up movement was also founded to support women, men, people of color, and the LGBT community in the fight against harassment.

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