Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein found guilty in rape trial

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The jury in the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct trial has reached a verdict and he has been found guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.

Harvey Weinstein was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood prior to his fall from grace when several women came forward with reports that he had raped and sexually harassed them in 2018.

The jury resumed deliberations Monday, February 24, 2020, returning after Friday’s cliffhanger in which jurors questioned New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke as to whether they were legally allowed a deadlock on two charges with the heaviest possible prison sentence while reaching consensus on lesser counts of rape and assault.

On Friday, Burke instructed the jury to continue its deliberations, urging a consensus on all charges. After a weekend off, jurors were back in the jury room at 9:30 AM ET today. Weinstein arrived at New York State Supreme Court with what looked like a bit more unshaven scruff than usual.

This is a developing story.


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