Once one of Hollywood's most influential men, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on February 24 by a Manhattan jury of sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping a former aspiring actress.
Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was last month found guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and of raping onetime aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, was last month found guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
The special court last month ruled the men were to be hanged Tuesday, but postponed the execution after one of them filed a mercy plea – the last remedy for death row convicts in India – to the president.
Weinstein, 67, convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of #MeToo campaign.
Weinstein's lawyers advised him that he did not need to testify because the evidence presented in this case was "anaemic at best," according to Arthur Aidala, one of his lawyers.
Writer Paul Feldsher testified for the defence that actress Annabella Sciorra told him in the early 1990s that she had a sexual encounter with Weinstein but did not say she had been raped.
Weinstein, who was subdued in his interactions with reporters during the trial's first week, seemed looser as he left the courthouse, proclaiming “It went great today. The lawyers killed it."
Prosecutors paint Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator who used his clout and power to abuse women for decades.
The case, now puts Weinstein in deep legal peril on both coasts.
The disgraced movie mogul faces life in prison if convicted in a New York state court of predatory sexual assault charges, in a trial expected to last six weeks.
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