Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault Charges

 Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault Charges

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10493434k) Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein (2-L) departs New York State Supreme Court following a bail hearing related to his upcoming trial on charges of rape and sexual assault at in New York, New York, USA, 06 December 2019. Weinstein’s trial is scheduled to start early next month. Harvey Weinstein Court Hearing, New York, USA – 06 Dec 2019

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was on Monday convicted of sexual assault and rape charges.

The Hollywood Producer was however cleared of the most serious predatory sexual assault charges.

The jury of seven men and five women found the producer guilty of criminal sexual acts in the first degree and rape in the third degree, a partial victory for the #MeToo movement that considered the case a watershed moment.

The 67-year-old was found not guilty however of first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault charges that could have seen him jailed for life.

More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct since allegations against him ignited the #MeToo global reckoning against men abusing positions of power in October 2017.

But the jury was considering charges related to just two: ex-actress Jessica Mann and former production assistant Mimi Haleyi, with many claims too old to prosecute.

One of the predatory sexual assault charges also included testimony from the Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra, who said Weinstein raped her in her New York apartment in the winter of 1993-94.

The prosecution presented no forensic evidence or third-party witness accounts. The state’s case rested on asking the jury to believe the women.

The verdict marks the most high-profile sex assault conviction in the United States since Bill Cosby was found guilty in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago.

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