A Los Angeles jury on Monday discovered Harvey Weinstein responsible of rape in his second legal trial, a number of shops reported.
The 70-year-old Weinstein was discovered responsible of rape and different sexual crimes, in response to the LA Instances.
The jury held on a variety of different counts associated to a Jane Doe 2 and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the spouse of California Gov. Gavin Newsom — and Weinstein was acquitted of sexual battery in opposition to a Jane Doe 3. The ladies say Weinstein assaulted them between 2005 and 2013.
Weinstein had pleaded not responsible to the seven complete prices in opposition to him, and the jury deliberated for greater than 9 days, the Related Press studies.
The previous film producer and Hollywood determine is presently serving out a 23-year jail sentence for a legal sexual act and third-degree rape in New York Metropolis.
The information of allegations in opposition to Weinstein just a few years in the past helped spur the #MeToo motion, as extra ladies spoke out about sexual and gender-based violence.
“It’s time for the defendant’s reign of terror to finish… It’s time for the kingmaker to be dropped at justice,” stated Deputy District Legal professional Marlene Martinez stated within the prosecution’s closing argument, per the AP.
If convicted, Weinstein might face 60 years to life in jail. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in Los Angeles subsequent 12 months.