Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault and rape

A jury in New York has found Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexual assault and rape. He was convicted of sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi, a former production assistant, in 2006 and then Jessica Mann in 2013. He was acquitted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which carried a potential life sentence.

Weinstein has been sent to prison to await sentencing on March 11th. He now faces a minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum of 25 years. The guilty verdict will be seen as a success for the #MeToo movement.

During his trial, Weinstein often appeared week, entering the courthouse using a walker. He sometimes leaned on his lead attorney, Donna Rotunno, for support. “He’s taken some good acting tips,” actress Rose McGowan said at the start of the trial on 6 January while staging a protest near the courthouse along with actress Rosanna Arquette and other Weinstein accusers.

Patrick O'Briain

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