Jury finds Harvey Weinstein guilty on 2 counts in sexual assault trial

Jury finds Harvey Weinstein guilty on 2 counts in sexual assault trial
Harvey Weinstein image by David Shankbone, Wikipedia Commons

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty on two counts in his sexual assault trial, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting.

The long-time Hollywood studio boss was convicted on those counts by a jury of seven men and five women, according to AP. Weinstein’s trial has received considerable attention from the M#eToo movement and included weeks of sexually graphic testimony.

During the trial, the 67-year-old Weinstein was accused of raping an aspiring actress in a hotel room in New York City in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his apartment in 2006. And actress Annabella Sciorra, best known for her work on “The Sopranos,” alleged that Weinstein raped her in her apartment in the mid-1990s.

The jury, during deliberations, has indicated that it was deadlocked on most of the charges against Weinstein. But the judge told jurors to keep deliberating until they reached an unanimous verdict on all of the charges.

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