China News Service, February 25th. According to the "Central News Agency" report, on the 24th local time, the well-known Hollywood producer Weinstein's sexual assault verdict was released, and two charges of sexual assault were convicted, and they may be jailed for up to 29 years.
Data Map: Hollywood famous producer Harvey Weinstein.
Sentence to be announced in March
According to previous reports, more than two years ago, Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, setting off a wave of anti-sexual harassment and anti-sexual assault activities. Prosecutors in New York have accused of focusing on two women's allegations, and the New York State Supreme Court in Lower Manhattan opened trials in early January 2020.
After 6 weeks of trial and 6 women testifying in court, the jury finally convicted Weinstein for third-degree rape, first-degree wrongdoing and three other counts, including first-degree rape and the predatory nature of the heaviest life sentence. Invasion.
Even so, Weinstein still faces 5 to 29 years in prison. Judge Burke ordered Weinstein to be remanded in court, awaiting his sentence on March 11, and did not accept Weinstein's request to return home for medical reasons.
According to reports, Weinstein was calm when he heard the verdict, and said to the appointed lawyer next to him "I am innocent." He was handcuffed when he left the court, looked a little surprised, and finally went to the detention center after being detained by two court staff.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the 67-year-old Weinstein sexual assault case was only partially convicted, but he may face long prison sentences, which is still a victory for the anti-sexual assault movement.
What charges did Weinstein face?
It is reported that Weinstein and his brother founded Miramax Films in 1979 and produced business cards such as "British Lover" and "Shakespeare's Love", which have enjoyed a good reputation in the independent film industry, and also allowed Weinstein to have a "wind and rain" status.
However, everything changed in 2017. The New York Times and the New Yorker Weekly published articles that actresses such as Ashley Judd accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, prompting more and more women to come forward and stir up a wave of anti-sexual assault.
Weinstein faces criminal charges in New York focusing on two women's complaints. Jessica Mann has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a restaurant in 2013, and Merian Hayley, a former production assistant, has accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in 2006.
In addition, actress Annabella Theola testified in court, accusing Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s. Her testimony, whether Weinstein was engaged in predatory sexual assault, was not convicted, which meant that the jury was suspicious of her charges.
It is reported that after the Weinstein sexual assault case opened in New York, the Los Angeles prosecutors also charged him with sexual crimes, alleging that he raped and sexually assaulted two women in February 2013.