Harvey Weinstein faces up to 25 years behind bars after being convicted on two counts related to sexual assault. A New York jury found Weinstein guilty of a criminal sex act and third-degree rape on Monday. He was found not guilty on three other charges, including the most serious of predatory sexual assault.
The disgraced movie mogul was immediately taken into custody after the verdict was read and the judge ordered he be held without bail.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said he hopes the verdict in Weinstein’s case inspires more survivors to come forward. In a press conference following Weinstein’s conviction, Vance noted that “rape is rape.”
The Manhattan attorney went on to say the jury’s verdict shows the justice system is on survivors side, no matter what the court of public opinion may say. He also praised the survivors who showed “decorum” during their testimonies.
The motherfucker should have been convicted of the predatory sexual assault, because he is a predator.
Harvey Weinstein’s record of sexual assaults has been a known fact in Hollywood for years, yet it was never broadcast until now. There’s more Weinsteins in Hollywood. He’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The crimes of sexual predators in Hollywood, the media and Congress, are disturbing and all too frequent.