The jury was deadlocked on Friday but managed to come to a verdict on Monday.
Former Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein was convicted on two counts one of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual assault. Weinstein was acquitted on three of the most serious charges of two counts of predatory sexual assault and rape in the first degree.
Weinstein, 67, was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the case, two counts of predatory sexual assault. He also was acquitted of first-degree rape in a Manhattan courtoom.
The charge of third-degree rape that Weinstein was convicted of relates to the claim that he attacked aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a hotel room in Manhattan in 2013.
The first-degree criminal sexual act charge that he was convicted of relates to the claim that forcibly performed oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006.
Judge James Burke had told the jurors to continue deliberating after they sent him a note seeking clarification if they could present their verdict if they were unanimous on some charges but hung on two of the sexual assault charges.
Jurors had told Judge James Burke in a note, “We the jury request to understand if we can be hung on 1 and or 3 but unanimous on the others.”
Counts 1 and 3 are charges of predatory sexual assault.
Count 2 is criminal sexual act in the first degree, count 4 is rape in the first degree, and count 5 is rape in the third degree.
Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act, but not guilty of the most serious charges in the case, 2 counts of predatory sexual assault. He was also acquitted of first-degree rape. https://t.co/TXxXERT7pz pic.twitter.com/aKbUcZOY3R
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No bail has been set and sentencing will be held on March 11.
This isn’t anywhere near over for Weinstein, these are the charges in New York, but he faces more charges in California. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that the felony charges Weinstein faces there are forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint. These felonies carry a possible 28-year sentence.
According to the criminal complaint, Weinstein and a woman attended a Hollywood film festival on February 17, 2013, and later that night, he knocked on her hotel room door and was allowed entry into her room. Once inside, they talked briefly before he allegedly attacked the woman, forced her to perform oral sex on him, digitally penetrated her vagina and raped her, the complaint says.
She said that she did not disclose the assault because he threatened her life if she spoke, the complaint says. The charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by use relate to that incident.
On February 19, Weinstein met with a woman and her acquaintance for a business meeting at a hotel eatery in West Los Angeles, the complaint says. Weinstein persuaded the two to accompany him to his hotel suite, and one woman unwittingly followed him into the bathroom, the complaint says.
He allegedly took off his clothes and prevented her from leaving, and then he held her in place by her breast as he masturbated, the complaint says. He faces a charge of felony sexual battery by restraint for that incident, Lacey said.