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Harvey Weinstein Was Found Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault

Weinstein was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him, two counts of predatory sexual assault.
February 24, 2020, 4:56pm
Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continued in his rape trial, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in New York.

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Harvey Weinstein, the fallen Hollywood producer who inadvertently helped spark a worldwide cultural reckoning about sexual assault and harassment, was found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act Monday.

Weinstein, who was facing a total of five sex crime charges, was found not guilty of the most serious charges against him, two counts of predatory sexual assault. Those charges could have landed him in prison for life.

Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, but the criminal charges against him were largely linked to encounters with just two: ex-production assistant Miriam Haley, who says Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2006, and Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress who says he raped her in 2013.

Weinstein was found guilty of raping Mann in the third degree.

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Cover: Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continued in his rape trial, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

This article originally appeared on VICE US.