The verdict is in on the landmark #MeToo case involving Harvey Weinstein. The entertainment mogul was found guilty on two counts of sexual assault and rape on Monday, February 24 in New York.
Out of the 5 counts he faced, the 67-year-old was found guilty on two of the five, including criminal sexual act assault and rape in the third degree. According to AP, the jury found him NOT guilty on the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault.and one count of rape in the first degree.
The jury, which deliberated for 5 days, was made up of 7 men and 5 women. According to the Washington Post, they came to the conclusion that Weinstein forced a sex act on former production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in July 2006 and raped former aspiring actress Jessica Mann at a hotel in 2013.
While Harvey did not take the stand during the trial, his lawyers argued that all Harvey’s sexual relations were consensual. He could face up to 25 years in prison. Making him 92 at the time of his release.
That’s not all for Mr. Weinstein, he will now face charges in Los Angeles for allegedly raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in 2013 on consecutive days. A plea has yet to be entered for those charges.