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Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual misconduct Updated: 2020-02-25 16:59:01 KST

A New York jury on Monday convicted Harvey Weinstein , once one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood, of sexual assault on two counts.
Weinstein was convicted of third-degree rape, and a first-degree criminal sexual act.
But he was cleared of more serious predatory sexual assault charges that could've come with a life sentence.
However, the 67-year-old still faces up to 29 years in prison.
An Italian actress who also accused Weinstein said she was happy to hear the news.

"I'm happy to see that those years that I lost of my life are getting back. Of course, there is a lot of work to do, and I'm here to, you know, be there and speaking to people so that situations like this will never happen again."

Accusations against the Hollywood mogul triggered the '#MeToo' movement across the movie industry.
At least 80 women have accused him of sexual misconduct, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Angelina Jolie.
Weinstein denied all charges, but the jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting his former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006, and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
Weinstein's lawyer said they will appeal the conviction "immediately".

"The fact that they found him guilty on anything of Jessica Mann is, it's just unbelievable. And it makes me think that the cards were stacked so much against him."

Weinstein also still faces charges in LA of sexually assaulting two women in 2013.
He will be sentenced on March 11th, and the judge ordered him to be sent to jail immediately in the meantime.
The movie executive once enjoyed huge success with dozens of Oscar winners, including 'Pulp Fiction', 'Good Will Hunting' and 'The King's Speech'.
Yoon Jung-min, Arirang News.
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