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Harvey Weinstein faces new sex assault charges in Los Angeles

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Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was charged with sexual assault in Los Angeles Monday over allegations he assaulted two women there in 2013. The new charges came the same day his criminal trial in New York got underway.


A United States jury has found Harvey Weinstein guilty of the predatory sexual act and third-degree rape.
The jury on Monday convicted him of criminal sexual act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013.
Weinstein's sexual assault trial saw his fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to the biggest villain of the #MeToo movement.
The verdict followed weeks of often graphic testimony from a string of accusers alleging rapes, forced oral sex, groping, masturbation, and lewd propositions.
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.
Following Harvey Weinstein's guilty conviction on two charges — criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in the third degree — Joe Marrone, a Philadelphia lawyer, speaks about sentencing possibilities. He says he believes "aggravating factors" could push Weinstein's  sentence higher than the minimum.  
 

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