Jury reaches decision in Weinstein trial
Posted: Feb 24, 2020 11:38 AM EDT | Updated: Feb 24, 2020 11:51 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein has been convicted at his New York City sexual assault trial.
The landmark reckoning for the former movie producer comes after years of whispers exploded into a torrent of sexual misconduct allegations that ended his reign in Hollywood and gave rise to the #MeToo movement.
The jury’s verdict followed three weeks of testimony that included harrowing accounts of rapes, forced oral sex, groping, masturbation, lewd propositions and casting-couch excuses from Weinstein.
Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and rape 3rd degree.
He was found not guilty of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of 1st degree rape.