Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty On Two Counts
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of two counts by a jury today.
Weinstein was convicted of rape in the third degree and a criminal sex act according to CNN.
In total, the Weinstein jury spent twenty-six and a half hours debating the issues that were raised at the man's trial.
When it came to the charge of predatory sexual assault, the jury decided to acquit him. The two women involved in that charge are Jessica Mann and Miriam Haley.
Here's more on the story from the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has been convicted at his New York City sexual assault trial. He was found guilty of criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013. The jury found him not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence. The landmark reckoning for the former movie producer comes after years of whispers exploded into a torrent of sexual misconduct allegations that ended his reign in Hollywood and gave rise to the #MeToo movement. The jury’s verdict followed three weeks of testimony that included harrowing accounts of rapes, forced oral sex, groping, masturbation, lewd propositions and casting-couch excuses from Weinstein.