NEW YORK – Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul whose sexual misconduct jump-started the #MeToo movement, was convicted of two sex crimes after a historic weeks-long trial featuring graphic testimony from six tearful accusers. Weinstein was found guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree related to accuser Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi and rape in the third degree related to accuser Jessica Mann.

Weinstein was immediately handcuffed and taken into custody. His lawyers said he would be taken to an infirmary unit at Rikers Island, New York’s main jail complex in the East River, for medical supervision. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 11.

Two of his lawyers, Donna Rotunno and Arthur Aidala, told reporters outside the courthouse that they planned to appeal. “As sure as I am bald,” Aidala declared. 

The split verdict was rendered during the fifth day of deliberations by a jury of seven men and five women who deliberated a total of more than 24 hours. 





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