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Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Sexual Assaults

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NEW YORK – FORMER Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assault.

The 67-year-old was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.

His conviction is seen as a victory for the #MeToo movement against harassment.

However, he was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault.

He faces up to 25 years in prison and is also charged in Los Angeles of assaulting two women in 2013.

At least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct stretching back decades, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.

The allegations were at the centre of the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men, the BBC noted.

Weinstein enjoyed phenomenal success with Oscar winners such Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, The King’s Speech and Shakespeare in Love.

 

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