Harvey Weinstein Is Convicted Of Sexual Assault And Rape


A New York jury accused the producer of rape in third grade, a historic verdict that inaugurates “a new era” for the #MeToo by giving him his first victory in court.

After almost a month of trial and five days of deliberations, the jury found guilty Harvey weinstein , 67, of first-degree sexual assault for practicing forced oral sex to the former production assistant Mimi haleyi in July 2006.

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The former producer of “Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in love, whose films have won more than 80 Oscar awards, was also convicted of rape in the third degree of the exactriz Jessica Mann in March 2013.

But he was found not guilty of the crime of rape in the first degree of Mann and two charges of sexual predation, the most serious crimes of which he was accused and for which he risked being sentenced to life imprisonment.

He will be sentenced on March 11 and must remain incarcerated until then, the judge announced. James Burke in a courtroom in the presence of 100 people, the vast majority journalists. He faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 29 years.

Your boss lawyer, Donna RotunnoHe announced that they will appeal the verdict “as quickly as possible.” “Harvey is incredibly strong. He took it as a man,” he told reporters as he left the court, visibly disappointed.

After citing one by one the six witnesses who told the jury how they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein, and also to the two prosecutors in charge of the case, the Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance He said that these women “changed the course of history in the fight against sexual violence.”

“This is the new scenario for survivors of sexual violence. This is a new day,” he said. Vance to journalists at the door of the court.

“A violation is a violation committed by a stranger in a dark alley or by a couple in an intimate relationship. It is a violation even if there is no physical evidence and even if it happened a long time ago,” he added.

The Time’s Up movement said the verdict inaugurates “a new era of justice.”

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