Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Act

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on Monday of committing a “criminal sexual act” and third-degree rape, but acquitted of two counts of predatory sexual assault.

The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for four and a half days before reaching the verdict on Monday morning.
Justice James Burke ordered Weinstein to be taken into custody. He is due to be sentenced on March 11.

Weinstein faces a maximum of 25 years in prison on the charge of sexually assaulting Miriam Haley at his Soho apartment on July 10, 2006. He was also convicted of third-degree rape on the charge of assaulting Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress and hairdresser who accused him of raping her at a DoubleTree Hotel in New York on March 18, 2013.

The jury, however, found Weinstein not guilty of the two most serious charges of predatory sexual assault, which carried a potential sentence of 10 years to life in prison. The jury also found Weinstein not guilty of first-degree rape of Mann, indicating they believed that he raped her but that he did not use “forcible compulsion” to do so.