Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty on 2 of 5 Charges, Including 3rd-Degree Rape

February 24, 2020

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Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree at his sexual-assault trial in New York on Monday. USA Today reports that the jury handed back a not-guilty verdict on the three other charges against him, including two charges of predatory sexual assault and one charge of rape in the first degree. The outlet also reports, "Weinstein's mouth was agape as the verdict was read, and his defense attorney Donna Rotunnowas seen shaking her head." The 67-year-old Weinstein, who was immediately sent to jail to await sentencing, still faces criminal charges of rape and battery in L.A., plus several civil suits from dozens of accusers. Says Douglas Wigdor, an attorney for those civil plaintiffs, "I relish the day when I get to cross-examine him and ask him to answer for the wrongs he has committed against so many women.” As for the charges he was just convicted of, the AP reports that he "could be sent to prison for decades."