Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third-degree rape at New York trial

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in rape trial

2/24/2020

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in rape trial

After five days of deliberations, the jury has finally reached a verdict.

. The former Project Runway assistant producer, one of the rape trial’s two main accusers, alleges that Weinstein sexually assaulted her on two separate occasions in 2006. The jurors also asked to see emails sent between Weinstein and Haley, as well as any sent between Weinstein and any third party that related to Haley. In addition, the jurors requested to know the legal definitions of terms, including ‘consent’ and ‘forcible compulsion’. They also wanted to see a blueprint of Weinstein’s SoHo apartment, where Haley claimed Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her. Weinstein trial: The jurors asked to be reread the testimony of Miriam Haley On the second day of deliberations, the jurors asked to be reread the testimony of Rosie Perez, who told them that Annabelle Sciorra – who testified that Weinstein raped her in 1993 as a “prior bad acts” witness – had told Perez about the alleged rape, though had not initially named Weinstein as her attacker. The jurors also wanted to see all written and digital communications mentioning Sciorra. The jury was given five criminal charges to consider. Haley’s testimony related to the first two, including the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault in the first degree. Why was Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer accused of jury tampering? Donna Rotunno, lawyer for Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of jury tampering by the prosecution. AS REPORTED ON 17 MARCH: As jurors continue to deliberate over the verdict in the Harvey Weinstein case, his lawyer, Donna Rotunno , has been ordered by the judge not to speak to any news media until a decision has been reached after she penned an article to jurors over the weekend. The op-ed, which appeared in Newsweek magazine, implored jurors “to do what they know is right”. “The facts are the facts,” she wrote in the 284-word story. “Harvey Weinstein is innocent. His fate hangs in the balance, and the world is watching.” Joan Illuzzi, the lead prosecutor in Weinstein’s case, deemed Rotunno’s behaviour to be “100 percent inappropriate” and tantamount to jury tampering. “It cannot be allowed in this courtroom or any courtroom in this country,” she said in court, as per The New York Times . Rotunno defended the article, saying that she was attempting to balance the prosecution’s narrative that Weinstein is a predator. She said, “It is one small piece of a large media attack on Mr Weinstein every single day and for the D.A.’s office to act like they don’t talk to the media just because their name isn’t in the article is ridiculous. I did not say anything beyond the bounds of what our system should do.” You may also like Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer just placed the burden of not being assaulted on victims, and that’s unacceptable As in many high-profile cases, jurors have been reminded daily not to follow any news coverage of the case. However, before giving jurors their final instructions, Justice James M Burke warned the defense team it was “ordered to refrain from communicating with the press until there is a verdict in the case”. He added, “I would caution you about the tentacles of your public relations juggernaut.” This is not the first time Rotunno’s public comments have been called into question by the prosecution since the trial began on 6 January. The prosecution previously requested a gag order after two earlier incidents: the first, when Rotunno criticised Weinstein’s accusers in interviews with reporters; the second, after Rotunno participated in on a The New York Times podcast. In that interview, Rotunno said that she had never been sexually assaulted “because I would never put myself in that position” and, prosecutors alleged, she also painted the accusers out to be liars who were seeking fame. She was warned then by the judge not to talk about witnesses. The jury continues to deliberate over its verdict. What were the closing remarks in the Harvey Weinstein trial? Weinstein arriving at court during his New York trial. With the Weinstein trial almost over, his lawyer Donna Rotunno delivered her closing remarks. In recent weeks, Rotunno has come under fire for giving an interview in which she stated that she had never been assaulted because she would “never put myself in that position”. Her victim-blaming remarks led to the creation of the hashtag #WhereIPutMyself on Twitter, with assault victims sharing their powerful stories. Rotunno’s closing remarks at the trial employed more of this victim-blaming rhetoric, arguing that by placing the onus of consent onto Weinstein, all the agency was stripped from his accusers. The prosecutor’s case, she said, “stripp[ed] adult women of common sense, autonomy and responsibility”. She continued: “The irony is that the ADAs [assistant district attorneys] in this case are the producers, and they are writing the script in this story…In their universe, women are not responsible for the parties they attend, the men they flirt with, the choices they make to further their careers, the hotel room invitations, and the plane tickets they accept.” You may also like #WhereIPutMyself: women are fighting back against victim-blaming with this powerful new hashtag Rotunno’s closing remarks lasted for approximately five hours, according to New York Magazine . Alongside her argument that Weinstein’s alleged victims had “choices” in their assaults, she also slammed the prosecutors for showing naked photographs of Weinstein during the case. “In the alternative universe that the prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a monster,” she said. “He is unattractive. He’s overweight. They showed you naked photographs of him. Ask yourself, why? To do nothing more than shame him… no reason whatsoever for those photographs, not one. No issue of identification.” She concluded: “Tiger Woods is a sex addict. You don’t see him in a criminal courtroom. Being a sex addict and being a rapist are two different things.” What else has happened in Harvey Weinstein’s trial so far? AS REPORTED ON 31 JANUARY 2020: The court has now heard from four of the six women slated to testify against Weinstein – you can read there testimonies Read more: Stylist Magazine

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty at rape trialFilm mogul faces prison time, as verdict may encourage more women to come forward after abuse and change the way crimes are prosecuted Harvey Weinstein found guilty of a criminal sexual act and rape, but acquitted on other serious charges of predatory assault. Justice for some, but not all.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rapeJury has deliberated for five days in the rape and sexual assault trial Only in America. Disgusting & Disgraceful

Follow live updates as Harvey Weinstein found guiltyHarveyWeinstein latest - Disgraced film mogul found guilty in rape trial - Weinstein has been found guilty in two counts – third-degree rape and sexual assault - He has been acquitted on counts of predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape Follow our live updates on harveyweinsteintrial here if what he did was not predatory I don't what is ! to me he was GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES but I guess we're suppose to ecstatic that he got charged at all, we're suppose to be jumping up & down for joy... well I'm not, to ME he got away VERY EASY Mr Moneybags will probably serve 3 years with good behavior. A failed biased justice system favoring the rich and powerful! HarveyWeinstein HarveyWeinsteinGuilty nojustice MeToo

Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two counts in landmark rape trialBREAKING: Harvey Weinstein found guilty on two counts in landmark rape trial. The jury of seven men and five women at the New York supreme court took five days to reach their verdict. Yes!

Harvey Weinstein trial reaches a verdict finding him guilty on two countsJury has deliberated for five days in the rape and sexual assault trial

Harvey Weinstein trial: deliberations to resume after jurors signal they are splitJury sent a note on Friday asking if it was permissible to be hung on one or both counts of predatory sexual assault How long has he used the walker? Or is this part of the plan? Joke! Publicity stunt



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