Associated Press

Associated Press 21 Feb 2020

Weinstein jury split on most serious counts


The jury in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges, but the judge told the panel it must keep working.

Jurors in Harvey Weinstein trial have asked the judge whether or not they could be hung on the two most serious counts and unanimous on the other three. Nikki Battiste joins CBSN from outside the courtroom.
The closely-watched trial of disgraced Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein case to a close on Monday after he was convicted of two counts. A jury found Weinstein guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. He was acquitted on more serious charges of predatory sexual assault. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins CBSN to explain the verdict.
The defense rested its case in the trial of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein did not take the stand to defend himself. The jury of seven men and five women will now have to deliberate without the benefit of hearing from the producer. As Weinstein left the courtroom today, he told reporters that he thinks his attorneys did an "amazing" job. Weinstein has been charged with five counts, two of rape, one of forcible sex and two of predatory sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty.
Judge in the trial against Harvey Weinstein asks the jury to continue deliberations after they say they're hung on two counts. Aired on 02/21/20.

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