Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty Of Rape, But Acquitted Of Most Sexual Assault Charges

Jurors in Manhattan spared the 67-year-old former producer the harshest penalty he might have faced but convicted him of two out of five counts. He faces the possibility of years in prison.

2/24/2020

JUST IN: Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of one count of rape and one count of criminal sex act — but acquitted of the most serious charges against him. The mixed verdict means he will likely spend time in prison.

Jurors in Manhattan spared the 67-year-old former producer the harshest penalty he might have faced but convicted him of two out of five counts. He faces the possibility of years in prison.

last month, he faced two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of rape in the first degree, one count of rape in the third degree and one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree. The accounts of two women in particular were the foundation of those charges . Miriam Haley, a former production assistant whom Weinstein offered work, testified during the trial that he invited her to his apartment in 2006. She said he pushed her onto a bed, removed her tampon over her protests and forcibly performed oral sex on her. "I couldn't even get away from him at all, let alone get out of the apartment," said Haley, whose account was the basis of the criminal sex act charge."Ultimately after a while, I just checked out and decided to endure it. That was the safest thing for me to do at that point." Jessica Mann testified that she met Weinstein nearly seven years later, at a party in Los Angeles. Mann, who was an aspiring actress at the time, said he forcibly performed oral sex on her, too — though because that alleged act happened in LA, it wasn't included in the New York charges. She said her association with Weinstein nevertheless continued, developing into what she called an"extremely degrading" sexual relationship. At one point, Mann said, he pulled her up to a Manhattan hotel room, where he allegedly forced himself on her without using protection. Mann's accusations led to the pair of rape charges against the former producer. Four other women offered their own stories on the witness stand, testifying to what prosecutors described as a familiar pattern of behavior: initial offers of work to a young actress or model, followed by an encounter alone under false pretenses — then a forced sexual act and weeks of harassment and intimidation afterward. 'That Never Happened': The Key Moments During Harvey Weinstein's Defense "I thought he was a nice person. I thought he was an OK guy," said actress Annabella Sciorra, who testified that Weinstein raped her at her Manhattan apartment in the winter of 1993-1994. The alleged incident, while outside the statute of limitations, helped support the two counts of predatory sexual assault."I felt confused. I felt like I wished I had never opened the door." "When Harvey Weinstein met these witnesses, they were very different: They were scared, they felt isolated and they were alone," the lead prosecutor, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi, said in her closing arguments. She added that the witnesses did not take the stand"for a beauty contest, didn't come for money, didn't come for fame." "They came to be heard," Illuzzi said."They sacrificed their dignity, their privacy and their peace for the prospect that their voices would be enough for justice." Weinstein, for his part, had repeatedly rejected all of the allegations. Although the producer did not personally take the stand at the trial, he has said that all of these encounters were consensual. And throughout the trial, his legal team often pointed to what they called friendly correspondence between the women and Weinstein after the alleged incidents. His lawyers concluded by asking the five women and seven men of the jury not to get swept up in the media maelstrom that has surrounded the case. "You don't have to like Mr. Weinstein; this is not a popularity contest. And you have to remember that we are not here to criminalize morality — and thank God, because if we were, we would probably all be in some trouble," said attorney Donna Rotunno."In this country, it is the unpopular people that need juries the most." In the end, jurors found the defense team's arguments persuasive — up to a point. But their verdict doesn't end Weinstein's legal troubles: He is facing a trial in Los Angeles after local prosecutors Read more: NPR

CoalitionResist He’ll do ninety days in some white collar detention center. You NPR went after fake scandals on the President using heresay to do yellow journalism. But you let this rapist practically go free with no reporting worth anything! You let Epstein go the same way. You hypcrisy goes before you!

when will you 'news' people go after the Epstein Pedo Isle clients? You know,like Bill & Hillary Clinton? lookner My heart goes out to the women who have to live with the memory of what he did to them while he gets off from the charges. At least he didn't get off from all of them! Why is NPR trying to downplay it?

Rape is a serious charge. When a Democrat like Harvey Weinstein is convicted of it...media downgrades rape to a lesser offense. Democrat privilege is real. Hey NPR..he was convicted of rape.unbelievable Lookit NPR downplaying rape... 🙄🙄🙄 The only crime worse than rape is murder. His friends will be happy he avoided the most serious charges

Who can forget his good friends the MichelleObama BarackObama

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty In Rape TrialOnce a powerful Hollywood mogul, Weinstein was forced to face his accusers in open court and hear their stories of assault.

5 - 25 years means that HarveyWeinstein has been found guilty of a SERIOUS sexual assault charge, . We know you love him, but try to be journalists for once. HarveyWeinsteinGuilty MeToo When is rape not a serious charge MeToo Trump will pardon him soon or later !!!! Just wait Rape isn’t serious? Sick stuff NPR

He was found guilty of rape. That's not a serious charge? so rape isn’t a serious charge? This should be a lesson to all woman if a man rape or sexual harass you if you are not woman enough to kill him REPORT HIM DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT to do it to other woman He better go to jail Rape is pretty serious

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third degree rape, escapes predatory sexual assault convictionHarvey Weinstein, 67, was indicted in May 2018, was charged with five sex-crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault, involving two women. How much prison time will he get? I'll bet none. KarenHugersMole This is a Joke! Remember the survivors. Metoo HarveyWeinstein

'I want to warn listeners' My coworkers find it funny. Disgusting man deserves LIFE IN PRISON!!! rosariodawson Probably should have had more convictions but this is a good start. CPRNews How about the 20 plus women who have accused Trump of sexual crimes? Will we ever hear more from them? The 'Me Too' movement needs to make some noise.

imsweetleaf Sounds pretty serious to me… I guess the original charges were actually horrific, if rape is not one of the “more serious“ charges The system is rigged

Harvey Weinstein jailed immediately after being found guilty of sexual assaultsHarvey Weinstein, 67, could spend 25 years in prison after he was convicted of sexual assault including rape in the case which rocked Hollywood to its core and sparked the MeToo movement

How many accusers does Trump have? Don't worry, Trump will pardon Harvey Weinstein next. Thank GOD President Trump is allowed to do this without being indicted. And then he moves to face charges in California. does anyone there proof their tweets? your statement implies RAPE in NOT a SERIOUS CRIME Now we need justice for the 26 women who accuse Donald Trump of “unwanted sexual contact” & 43 instances of inappropriate behaviour, including the rape of Ivana Trump, E Jean Carroll & attempted rape of Jill Harth. Nobody is above the law!

Harvey Weinstein had intersex genitalia and lacked testicles according to Jessica Mann's testimony. I did not know that. No worries. Trump will prob pardon him and give him some cushy job in the White House. Time to unseal all the indictments What was the charge that was more serious then rape ?

Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of criminal sex act and rapeHarvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman. 3..2..1.. minutes before Trump says Harvey Weinstein was treated 'unfairly' and prepares to pardon this man. That's how Democracy works now. If you are a rich criminal & loyal to Trump you get a Pardon no matter how heinous you crime! 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. Rapist in chief pardon him yet?

'Will likely spend time is prison' Likely is not enough One count of rape isn't serious? You can't be serious. Was there anything about his use of the Israeli intelligence firm 'Black Cube' to intimidate victims at their homes and suppress news articles from being published? What about every other sleazeball in Hollywood? Your silence on the bigger picture means condonation.

Ugly human Now we get to watch a bunch of people who have no idea about the Weinstein case (his trial in particular) come out and render unwarranted statements about him. Process is usually more important than outcome. Reading headlines doesn't make you an expert. AllResistNews Now they need to do trump!

Hillary’s big donor and close friend lookner the others need to press charges now!! Likely? He better do time. It's nice to be white

Live updates: Harvey Weinstein found guilty - CNNMovie producer Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of a criminal sexual act and rape at his New York trial, but acquitted on the more serious charge of predatory sexual assault. Follow live updates: That’s an L You’re next...

lookner This despicable predatory monster rapist still faces charges in LA, right? Can’t believe so many powerful people tried to shut victims up & ignored his crimes bc they wanted fame. Hope Weinstein gets the max. Rapist ThanksRonan Something is better than nothing but why does his conviction leave the possibility of jail time as 'possible' or just 'likely'? Conviction for this number and kinds of crime usually guarantee a prison term. Oh, I forgot, he still can use that wealth and privilege loophole.

I regret I have but one like to like this It’s a good startt in a tough system that protects predators, not the preyed upon. lookner Not likely — he WILL. Mandatory minimum of 5 years. Five to 25. He was cuffed and taken into custody. Bail revoked. harveyweinsteintrial harveyweinstein guilty you mean to say other serious charges against him

Future Presidential Medal of Freedom winner right here! And gets the white and corruption fee. lookner Ugh, disgusting man lookner (((THEY))) always get special treatment.

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty on 2 Sex Assault ChargesHarvey Weinstein, who was acquitted on other charges, also faces rape charges in California Finally Happy trails ... your out of here !! People he’s still going to prison for at least 5 years and that’s not counting his up coming trial in California.

Not enough time SEXIST MikeBloomberg using the power of public office to honor HarveyWeinstein Weinstein ewarren janeosanders Want to know how people will be President? Look at how they've used their power in the past. TY People4Bernie SCPrimary SuperTuesday What about the rapist in the White House? CNN MSNBC NBCNews politico nytimes CBSNews TheAtlantic NewYorker voxdotcom washingtonpost PBS vicenews McClatchyDC guardian HuffPost propublica thedailybeast MSNBCPR CNNPR

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