A jury in New York City has reached their decision in the trial of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who faced five separate counts related to rape and sexual assault allegations. The jury found him guilty of two charges—third degree rape and a criminal sex act.
Weinstein was found guilty of assaulting a production assistant back in 2006 and raping another woman in 2013. (RELEVANT typically does not publish the names of victims of sexual violence to protect their privacy.)
For weeks, jury members heard horrifying, graphic stories of Weinstein’s patterns of sexual abuse, misconduct, violence and rape from various women, dating back years. Weinstein has been accused of using his position as a powerful Hollywood executive to prey on women in the entertainment industry.
He also faces charges in Los Angeles.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 90 women. As the AP notes, during his trial, one of the accusers explained, “If he heard the word ‘no,’ it was like a trigger for him.”
Following the convictions, he could be sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.