Con­victed We­in­stein faces up to 25 years

Pretoria News - - WORLD - |

NEW YORK: For­mer movie producer Har­vey We­in­stein was con­victed of sex­ual as­sault and rape by a New York jury yes­ter­day and hand­cuffed in court.

We­in­stein, 67, was con­victed of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing for­mer pro­duc­tion as­sis­tant Mimi Ha­leyi in 2006 and rap­ing Jes­sica Mann, a one­time as­pir­ing actress, in 2013.

We­in­stein was ac­quit­ted on the most se­ri­ous charges that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life. He faces up to 25 years in prison on the sex­ual as­sault con­vic­tion.

The jury ac­quit­ted We­in­stein on two counts of preda­tory sex­ual as­sault, which car­ried a po­ten­tial life sen­tence.

HAR­VEY We­in­stein.

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