By George Day • 24 February 2020 • 17:52
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Harvey Weinstein (C) arrives to New York State Supreme Court with two of his defense lawyers, Donna Rotunno (L) and Damon Cheronis (R), as the jury is set to deliberate for a second day in his sexual assault trial in New York, New York, USA, 19 February 2020. The case against Weinstein, which is based on sexual assault and rape allegations of two separate women, has been handed to jury for deliberations.
Harvey Weinstein Trial in Jury Deliberations in New York, USA - 19 Feb 2020
Harvey Weinstein has been brought to justice after being found guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.
Weinstein, 67, has been convicted for third-degree rape and a criminal sexual act in the first degree by a jury in New York City.
However, Weinstein has been acquitted on the most serious charge brought against him – predatory sexual assault and first degree rape.
He still faces charges in Los Angeles of rape and sexual assault of two women in 2013.
Weinstein had pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping Jessica Mann.
The jury, made up of seven men and five women, reached their verdict on Monday morning, on the fifth day of deliberations.
Weinstein entered the court prior to the verdict in a navy blue suit and was seen to be leaning on a walking frame.
Weinstein’s case was the backbone of the recent #MeToo movement which encouraged women to come forward regarding sexual assault carried out by powerful men in any industry.
Weinstein has been served his just desserts, after abusing his power in the movie industry to pressurize young women into uncomfortable scenarios – along with his enormous physical presence.
The impressive victory can be credited to prosecutors Joan Illuzi-Orbon and Megan Hast.
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