Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault

American justice has once again confirmed the violence against women perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein. The former Hollywood producer was found guilty on Monday of rape and two counts of sexual assault at the end of his trial in Los Angeles, nearly half of the charges against him by four women.

After two weeks of deliberation, jurors found him guilty of all charges brought by the first of the four prosecutors. They found him not guilty of the charges against another woman and did not rule on the allegations of the other two.

Weinstein already sentenced in 2020 to 23 years in prison

The 70-year-old former ‘king’ of cinema who produced award-winning hits like pulp fiction Where The artisthas already been sentenced in New York in 2020 to 23 years in prison for similar actions.

During this retrial, four women, who testified anonymously, accused the producer in great detail of forcing them to have sex at hotels in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles between 2004 and 2013. A fifth eventually refused to testify.

After weeks of harrowing hearings, often interrupted by sobbing plaintiffs, prosecutors have painted Harvey Weinstein as an all-powerful troll whose stranglehold on Hollywood — the films he produced have received more than 330 Oscar nominations and 81 statuettes — has long prevented it. victims from speaking up for fear of consequences for their careers.

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