(Deadline) "Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree, bringing his seven-week New York trial to a conviction in the central criminal case of the #MeToo movement.
Four New York court marshals immediately surrounded Weinstein, seated at the defense table. As many as nine other officers were stationed alongside walls and doors in the Lower Manhattan courtroom.
A poll of the jury found unanimity, including on the not guilty verdicts returned for two predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra."
I'll admit that I was a little scared for the outcome of this trial. Unfortunately, rich/influential people can often escape justice entirely in situations like this, and it's still sort of possible at this point. He still has an appeal, and there hasn't been a sentencing yet, which will be March 11th. According to Deadline:
"In addition to the predatory counts, Weinstein was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault (against Haley), and two counts of rape (one in the first degree, one in the third, both involving Mann). Those first-degree crimes carry possible prison sentences of five to 25 years; the third degree crime, up to four years in prison."
He was found not-guilty of two sexual predatory assault charges, and being found guilty there would have meant he could be sentenced to life in prison. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say FUCK this dude. I hope his appeal is denied and they give him the maximum sentence possible in the least white-collar prison they have.