Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty in a New York City courtroom of two counts of predatory sexual assault. The man who reignited the Me Too movement after 80 women came forward with their stories of sexual assault and misconduct against him now could face up to life in prison: five to 25 years for the criminal sexual assault conviction and 18 months to four years for the third-degree rape conviction.
In the trial, six women testified that Weinstein had sexually assaulted them, however the 67-year-old faced criminal charges in connection with only two of them. The jury of seven men and five women at the New York supreme court took five days to reach their verdict which was announced at 11:45am in New York.
The indictment rested on the accusations of Miriam Haley, a former television production assistant who testified that Weinstein forced oral sex on her at his Manhattan apartment in 2006 and Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress, who alleges Weinstein raped her in a Midtown Manhattan hotel room in 2013.
The guilty verdict is a huge positive for the Me Too movement and victims of sexual assault all over the world.
Weinstein will be sentenced at a later date.