Harvey Weinstein guilty on 2 of 5 counts, taken to hospital
Sign1News Live 2.25.20
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The case that launched the “Me Too” movement around the world has come to a close in a New York City courtroom.
Yesterday (Monday) former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted on rape and criminal sex charges in New York.
Jurors found the former Hollywood powerhouse guilty of committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree involving one woman, and rape in the third degree involving another woman.
Weinstein, was acquitted of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and first degree rape, is set to be sentenced March 11.
He faces up to a minimum of five years and a maximum of more than two decades in prison.
His attorneys say they said they plan to appeal.
Harvey’s accusers called the verdict “just a drop in a wave of justice to come.”
While on his way to jail, Weinstein was taken to a hospital after feeling chest pains and having heart palpitations.
He also faces charges of sexual assault and rape in separate incidents in Los Angeles.
Posted – 2.25.20