Tag: Burke, James M

What We Learned from the Harvey Weinstein Guilty Verdict

It may have been a split decision, and Harvey Weinstein may have been acquitted of the most serious charges in the case. But the stunned expression on his face after the jury’s verdict came in and he was placed in handcuffs on Monday made clear that it was a devastating blow. On the other side, […]

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Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty of Sex Crimes in #MeToo Watershed

Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse film producer whose downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes after a trial in which six women testified that he had sexually assaulted them. The jury found Mr. Weinstein guilty of rape and criminal sexual act but acquitted him of three other […]

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Harvey Weinstein Trial: Jury Suggests It Is Split on 2 Most Serious Charges

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial sent a note to the judge on Friday afternoon suggesting that it was deadlocked on the most serious charges in the indictment, but that it might have reached a verdict on three other counts. In their note, on the fourth day of deliberations, the jurors asked if they […]

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Harvey Weinstein Trial: Jurors Suggest They Are Split on 2 Most Serious Charges

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial sent a note to the judge on Friday afternoon suggesting that it was deadlocked on the most serious charges in the indictment, but that it might have reached a verdict on three other counts. In their note, on the fourth day of deliberations, the jurors asked if they […]

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Weinstein’s Lawyer Wrote an Article Addressing Jurors. The Judge Is Livid.

Over the weekend, just days before jurors in the Harvey Weinstein case were set to begin deliberations, his lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, wrote an opinion piece imploring them “to do what they know is right.” The article in Newsweek magazine infuriated the Manhattan district attorney’s office, and on Tuesday the lead prosecutor, Joan Illuzzi, […]

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Harvey Weinstein Is Victim of ‘Overzealous Prosecution,’ Lawyer Says

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein told the jury during closing arguments at his rape trial on Thursday that Mr. Weinstein was the victim of an “overzealous prosecution” and that the women he was accused of having sexually assaulted were engaged in consensual and often transactional relationships with him. The lawyer, Donna Rotunno, implored the jury […]

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Harvey Weinstein Wanted to Testify. His Lawyers Stopped Him.

For a moment on Tuesday, it appeared that Harvey Weinstein might take the stand in his own defense at his rape trial in Manhattan. For 30 minutes, Mr. Weinstein and his lawyers met in a private room, where they weighed the risks and benefits of him testifying. “‘I want to tell my story. I have […]

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Weinstein’s Lawyers Say Accusers ‘Bragged’ About Sex With Him

From the start, Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers have made it clear they intend to secure an acquittal in his rape case by destroying the credibility of his accusers. On Tuesday, a day before opening arguments, they gave a first glimpse of that strategy, saying they would use a trove of emails to demonstrate that some of […]

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