Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sex act at his rape trial, Monday
In a landmark #MeToo movement moment a jury found the former Hollywood head guilty in the Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this morning.
The 67-year-old was acquitted of the predatory sexual assault charges.
“Harvey Weinstein has finally been held accountable for crimes he has committed,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. “The women who came forward courageously, and at great risk, made that happen. Weinstein is a vicious, serial sexual predator who used his power to threaten, rape, assault, trick, humiliate, and silence his victims.”
After the ruling, Weinstein was removed from the courtroom and transported to New York City’s Rykers island via ambulance.
Weinstein faces four sex-crime charges in Las Angeles for allegedly raping one woman and sexually assaulting another. Weinstein could face up to five to 29 years in prison.
Read about everything that took place at today’s verdict reading at the New York Times.
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