Former Hollywood mogul and high-powered producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of sexual assault in New York City Monday; a crime that could carry up to 25 years in prison.
“Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault by a New York jury on Monday but acquitted on the most serious charges that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life,” reports Reuters.
“Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein, 67, was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann, a onetime aspiring actress, in 2013,” adds the website. “He faces up to 25 years in prison on the sexual assault conviction.”
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The jury ultimately acquitted the Hollywood executive on two counts of ‘predatory sexual assault’ that could have landed him a possible life sentence.
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