Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape, criminal sexual act, but acquitted of top charges

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 24th, 2020 12:14 pm

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on Monday of rape and a criminal sexual act, although he was acquitted on more serious charges in the case. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Weinstein, 67, was convicted of third-degree rape on a claim that he attacked aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013. He was also convicted of a first-degree criminal sexual act on the claim that he forcibly performed oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006.

The film producer was found not guilty on two counts of predatory sexual assault and acquitted of first-degree rape in a Manhattan courtroom.

Jury deliberations began last Tuesday morning. Weinstein did not testify at the trial.

🔦 The reveal of Weinstein's assault sparked the #MeToo movement, leading to the ending of several careers after a number of high-profile men were accused of sexually harassing and assaulting women.


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