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Weinstein convicted of rape, sexual assault; cleared of most serious charges

NEW YORK — Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is convicted of sexual assault and rape, but cleared of the most serious predatory sexual assault charges.

The jury of seven men and five women find the producer guilty of criminal sexual acts in the first degree and rape in the third degree, a partial victory for the #MeToo movement that considered the case a watershed moment.

The 67-year-old is found not guilty however of first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault charges that could have seen him jailed for life.

— AFP

Harvey Weinstein enters a Manhattan court house as on February 24, 2020, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

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