Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in New York trial

By Alexandra Heilbron on February 24, 2020 | 3 Comments

Harvey Weinstein documentary UntouchableDisgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, 67, (pictured at left in a poster for Untouchable, the French documentary about the scandal surrounding him) was found guilty of rape in two of five counts against him this morning in New York City.

The jury convicted Weinstein of third-degree rape against one-time aspiring actress Jessica Mann, as well as a count of first-degree criminal sexual act against former production assistant Mimi Haley. He was found not guilty of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of rape in the first degree against Jessica Mann.

Weinstein did not react as the verdict was read. He faces a minimum prison sentence of five years and a maximum of up to 25 years and was taken to jail immediately to await sentencing.

However, Weinstein still faces sex crimes charges in Los Angeles, where he is accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents that took place in 2013. The trial date for those charges have not yet been set.

Comments & Discussion

  1. Sharon • February 24, 2020 @ 1:50 PM

    That’s great news! Hopefully he gets a minimum 20 years.

  2. Snepts • February 24, 2020 @ 3:40 PM

    One more guy for Trump to pardon…

  3. Helen • February 25, 2020 @ 9:29 AM

    He should get the maximum and stay in prison for the rest of his life. And I hope many more abusers will follow him into prison.

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