Harvey Weinstein guilty on two charges in sexual assault case, acquitted on others
A jury in New York determined that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted to women in separate incidents. He was found not guilty of the most severe charge, predatory sexual assault.
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-After three weeks of testimony, a New York jury found disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexual assault. -Harvey Weinstein will now have to finally face the serious consequences of his criminal behavior at his sentencing here in New York on March 11th. The jury of seven men and five women convicted Weinstein on two of the five charges he was facing. They determined that Weinstein forced a sex act on former production assistant Mimi Haley at his New York apartment in 2006. He was also found guilty of raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013. Weinstein could face up to 25 years in prison. Weinstein was not found guilty on the most severe charges, of predatory sexual assault, which carried the potential of life in prison. In an effort by the prosecution to show a pattern of misconduct, the jury heard testimony from actress Annabella Sciorra, who described an alleged assault that occurred either in late 1993 or early 1994. The trial included testimony from 28 prosecution witnesses. Mann's testimony lasted for three days and produced some of the more dramatic moments. Mann maintained a five-year consensual relationship with Weinstein, but accused him of forcing sex on her at a New York hotel in 2006. She also accused him of a second incident that happened in Los Angeles, that was not part of this trial. -It's a bittersweet day. We're disappointed. We knew we came in and we were down 35 to nothing the day that we started this trial. -In closing arguments, Weinstein's counsel argued that the accusers met willingly to advance their careers and that all sexual activity was consensual. Before the case went to jury, Judge James Burke admonished Weinstein defense lawyer Donna Rotunno for publishing an opinion piece in Newsweek asking the jury to be fair. -Harvey Weinstein has finally been held accountable for crimes he committed. -This is a critical case for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr, who was criticized for declining to charge Weinstein in 2015 after model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez said Weinstein groped her at his Tribeca office. -So I'm happy to see that at least something was done right the second time. -Tell me what happened with you. -This is the first conviction to emerge from the dozens of sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced in 2017 and sparked the #MeToo movement. After the verdict was announced, Weinstein was handcuffed, put in jail, and his bail revoked. His sentencing is scheduled for March 11th. Weinstein is also facing separate sex charges in Los Angeles, that involved alleged encounters with two women in 2013.