LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury returned Monday within the Harvey Weinstein rape and sexual assault case in Los Angeles.
Weinstein and legal professionals for either side head to the courtroom the place the decision will probably be introduced.
The jurors acquired the case on December 2 and debated it for 9 days over a interval of greater than two weeks. After a month-long trial, they needed to resolve on two counts of rape and 5 different counts of sexual harassment in opposition to the 70-year-old former film mogul.
The costs involved 4 ladies and dated from 2005 to 2013.
If discovered responsible on all fees, Weinstein faces 60 years to life in jail.
Regardless of the consequence, he will not stroll free. He nonetheless has over 20 years left to serve in a New York jail after being convicted of rape and sexual assault.
Prosecutors urged jurors to imagine the testimony of 4 ladies, every of whom gave dramatic and emotional testimony to the costs.
Attorneys for Weinstein highlighted the paucity of bodily proof within the case and requested jurors to put aside the emotional influence of the testimony to concentrate on the modifications which have taken place within the tales of a number of ladies of their conversations with authorities.
Weinstein pleaded not responsible and denied partaking in any non-consensual intercourse.
The lawsuit comes simply after the fifth anniversary of the Weinstein blockbusters that made him a lightning rod for the #MeToo motion.
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