Harvey Weinstein guilty verdict

ABC News – Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced former Hollywood producer, was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and of rape in the third degree in a New York court Monday. He was found not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and of rape in the first degree.

Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis, Weinstein’s defense attorneys, said in a statement they will be filing an appeal, claiming there were “extremely troubling” “issues” with this trial.

The outcome is seen as a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement, which was spurred into mainstream awareness after allegations against Weinstein were first reported in October 2017 by The New York Times and The New Yorker.

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