Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape, sex assault, but not the most serious counts

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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial on Monday. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)
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A jury has found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape in the third degree and a criminal sexual act in New York, but did not convict him of the two most serious charges of predatory sexual assault, which could have sent him to prison for life.

The jury returned the verdict several hours after starting a fifth day of deliberations.

The former movie mogul was on trial in New York, accused of raping former actress Jessica Mann, now 34, in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013. He was also accused of forcibly performing oral sex in 2006 on former production assistant Miriam Haley, now 42, after getting her a job on the reality fashion series Project Runway.

Weinstein had also faced two charges of predatory sexual assault. They were tied to Mann and Haley’s separate accounts by allegations that Weinstein previously had raped The Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra in the mid-1990s.

Former actress Jessica Mann testified that Weinstein raped her in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013. (Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images)

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Though Sciorra’s claim was too old to prosecute, her testimony was included by prosecutors in their attempt to establish a pattern of abusive behaviour. Other accusers also took the stand.

If Weinstein had been convicted of either charge of predatory sexual assault, he would have faced a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison with a maximum of life in prison.

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Weinstein attorneys were quick to file an appeal, but he was ordered into custody while awaiting sentencing March 11.   He faces a MINIMUM of five years.

7 COMMENTS

  1. I always get nervous when unsupported charges and allegations going back 20 or 30 years ago result in conviction of any kind and I am not sure or certain that Harvey is Guilty of all of the Crimes he has been charged with but I believe there was more than enough evidence to find him Guilty of much of it so he will get more or less exactly what he deserves . Will he have enough room for his “Walker” in the Cell ?

    It is most disappointing that Jeffrey Epstein got involved with a Bill and Hillary Clinton Associate and lost his life, otherwise Epstein and Harvey could have been Cell Mates .

    One could only imagine .

  2. BMCQ, you sound like a really old goat. The charges against this man go back to the 1980s until 2013. Dont get nervous, we are all far removed from this scene, so let the chips fall where they may.

  3. Rob

    You might want to re read what I stated, I like nothing about Harvey and I hope he rots in Jail, I just always put myself in the other persons position and as Allan Dershowitz tells us we should always do that before we commit, does that not make sense and sound logical to you ?

    I would not want anyone, man, woman, or any of the other several Genders charged and convicted on unfounded, unproven, uncorroborated charges and heresy accusations from 20 or 30 years ago, that is just common sense and sound is it not ?

    To convict anyone on unsubstantiated evidence is nothing different than what was done during the “Witch Trials” and “Burning at the Stake” on accusations and Finger Pointing .

    Not sure what your background, level of success or age happens to be but I would put my resume and background up against you at any time .

    As to your comment of “We are all removed from the Scene “ what exactly does that mean ?

    Does that statement mean you don’t care about, understand, or know anything about anything other than what takes place in the Basement of your Mothers House ?

    Please clarify .

  4. Rob

    BTW

    You are not by any chance Robert Smith from “The Cure” are you ?

    If so I am a Big Fan and I have attended 3 of your Concerts !

    Congratulations on Your “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” Induction , it is much deserved !

    “Just Like Heaven”

  5. I’m with BMCQ on this.

    In fact, if a crime is not reported right away (such as rape) then it should be inadmissible. I say this because I (we) have been inundated ad nauseum how today’s female is has the same agency and ability to do anything any male has. That being the case, the idea that they were afraid of coming forward, or of the consequences no longer is in effect.

  6. George in Richmond

    Politicians today seem to have lost all understanding of common sense, how can we govern by catering to “Special Interest” Groups of all kinds ?

    Something else that bothers me about the Cosby Case, the very Evil Harvey and a few others is this .

    It appears that all too often those that masquerade as Victims who may not have been in the same town as the Perpetrator on the dates claimed are queuing in line for a pay out .

    Why would they not be investigated and charged ?

    Yes, Harvey should ROT in Jail and he will but……………………….

    Tell everyone at Quilchena I said Hello !

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