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Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assaults, including rape, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #MeToo movement.Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act. He was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison.He still faces charges 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 all...
Weinstein lawyers wrap up as mogul faces potential life sentence

Weinstein lawyers wrap up as mogul faces potential life sentence

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Harvey Weinstein saw aspiring actresses as "complete disposables", lawyers have said in the closing statements of his rape trial.Mimicking the Hollywood mogul, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said: "The universe is run by me and they don't get to complain when they get stepped on, spit on, demoralised and, yes, raped and abused by me - the king." Weinstein, 67, is accused of five counts, including rape and predatory sexual assault, relating to two women.The jury will decide his fate next week and he could get a life sentence if found guilty.Weinstein insists all the sexual encounters were consensual. ...
Supermodel Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein trial

Supermodel Gigi Hadid among potential jurors for Weinstein trial

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid is among the pool of potential jurors for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial in New York.The 24-year-old, who lives in Manhattan and studied criminal psychology at The New School, is one of 120 people summoned to take part in jury selection for the case. On Monday, she told a judge that although she had met Weinstein in the past, she felt she would be able to "keep an open mind on the facts" should she be selected. Image: Harvey Weinstein is on trial accused of rape Jury selection at the New York Supreme Court began earlier in January - more than two years since dozens of allegations against Weinstein came to widespread public attention and gave momentum to the #MeToo movement.Questioned during an initial screening pr...
Weinstein: Arquette will be in court to support alleged victims

Weinstein: Arquette will be in court to support alleged victims

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Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial begins on Monday and actress Rosanna Arquette will be in court to support his alleged victims.The former Hollywood producer is facing five charges relating to two women - all of which he denies - including two of rape. If convicted he could face a life sentence. Image: Weinstein denies the charges against him Arquette has accused Weinstein of derailing her career after she resisted his advances and was one of first of dozens of women to come forward and tell her story in 2017.Ahead of the New York trial she said: "I think either way, whatever happens, it's still going to be hard for the people that came forward, in terms of retaliation. He's all about that. ...
Weinstein emerges on zimmerframe as ‘$25m deal struck with accusers’

Weinstein emerges on zimmerframe as ‘$25m deal struck with accusers’

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Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein has struck a "tentative" deal with dozens of his alleged victims, according to a report.The New York Times says the proposed settlement of $ 25m (£18.9m) would end nearly every lawsuit filed by those who say they are victims of sexual assault by the former Hollywood producer. And Weinstein would not have to apologise, or pay from his own bank account as insurers representing the Weinstein Company would cover the settlement's cost, the report says. Image: Harvey Weinstein arrived at court for Wednesday's bail hearing on a zimmerframe More than 30 actresses and Weinstein employees who have sued him for accusations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape, have agreed to the deal, according to half a d