A New York jury found Harvey Weinstein guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman, and rape in the third degree involving another woman. The disgraced movie mogul was acquitted on the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault. He was also acquitted on one count rape in the first degree.
The 12-person jury, which was made up of seven men and five women, deliberated for five days and told the judge last week they were deadlocked over the charges of predatory sexual assault.
The first charge of committing a criminal sexual act carries a sentence of five to 25 years in prison, while the rape in the third degree carries a penalty of up to four years behind bars. The judge ordered Weinstein to go to directly to jail while he awaits his sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for March 11.
More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual assault, with allegations going back decades. He is also facing similar charges in Los Angeles. He has denied the claims, arguing that the sexual encounters were consensual.
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