Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jury Reaches Verdict in Harvey Weinstein Trial After 5 Days: Not Guilty on Most Serious Charges, Guilty on Lesser Ones

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The verdict is in. The jury in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial in lower Manhattan has come to a decision after five days of deliberation.

Weinstein was found not guilty on charges 1 and 3, the more serious charges that would have sent him to jail for life. He’s facing up to 25 years on one count, and 4 years on the other. For Weinstein, it’s a victory in the sense that his punishment is severe but not as terrible as it could have been.

The AP report is here.

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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