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ABC News 7 Jan 2020

Harvey Weinstein faces new sex crime charges


The disgraced former Hollywood executive is facing new charges, including rape, filed in Los Angeles just as his trial in New York City got underway.

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.  

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein will be sentenced in New York City today after being convicted last month of rape and sexual assault. He could face up to 29 years. CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan joins CBSN from outside the courtroom ahead of this morning's much-anticipated decision.
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.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree after a New York jury reached a verdict in the landmark case. Weinstein was also found guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree, but was found not guilty of predatory sexual assault and another count of first-degree rape.

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