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Weinstein Guilty Verdicts Are Real Progress for All Sexual-Assault Victims

The guilty verdicts against Harvey Weinstein in a prosecution that faced long odds is more than a victory for the #MeToo movement that his case propelled. Even though he was acquitted of the most serious charges — two counts of predatory sexual assault — the outcome sends a signal that social and legal barriers that […]

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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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A Timeline of the Weinstein Case

Accusations of sexual misconduct had swirled around the film producer Harvey Weinstein in New York and Los Angeles long before he was on trial in Manhattan. Here is a timeline of events in Mr. Weinstein’s journey toward a verdict. March 27, 2015 Prosecutors in Manhattan declined to prosecute Mr. Weinstein. Ambra Battilana, an Italian model, […]

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Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty of Rape: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageHarvey Weinstein, seen arriving at court in Manhattan on Monday, has been on trial for over a month.Credit…Desiree Rios for The New York Times The jury delivers a guilty verdict. Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse film producer whose downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty on […]

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What the Jury’s Note Could Mean for the Weinstein Deliberations

The jurors in the Harvey Weinstein trial sent out a tantalizing note on Friday afternoon, a little more than 30 minutes before they were scheduled to break for the weekend. The note, posed as a question to the presiding judge, Justice James A. Burke, suggested that they might have reached a verdict on some of […]

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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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Harvey Weinstein Trial: What Happened This Week

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the mid-30s, but wind chill will make it seem like the 20s. Warmer air moves in this weekend. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Ash Wednesday. ImageCredit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times After listening to weeks of testimony, the jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began deliberations this week. For reporters, […]

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Weinstein Jurors Focus on ‘Project Runway’ Assistant’s Complaint

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began its second day of deliberations by asking to review testimony and other evidence related to a former production assistant on “Project Runway,” who claimed that the producer had forced oral sex on her in 2006. The jury sent a note to the judge at 9:50 a.m. on […]

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Weinstein Accuser Called Him Her ‘Spiritual Soul Mate,’ Witness Says

A friend of Jessica Mann, a key accuser in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, said on the stand on Monday that Ms. Mann had described the Hollywood producer as her “spiritual soul mate” and that she had never said he had raped her. The friend, Talita Maia, testified as a witness for the defense in […]

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‘Memories Fade’: Weinstein’s Lawyers Try to Discredit Annabella Sciorra

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers began their defense at his rape trial in Manhattan with testimony intended to discredit one of the prosecution’s strongest witnesses: the actress Annabella Sciorra, who claims Mr. Weinstein attacked her in the early 1990s. The defense team also called a cognitive psychologist who is an expert on false, repressed and unreliable memories, […]

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Key Question in Weinstein Trial: ‘Do You Believe the Women?’

One woman accused Harvey Weinstein of forcing oral sex on her in his Manhattan apartment, even as she protested. She continued to see him, send friendly messages and seek work from him. A second woman said Mr. Weinstein, the one-time Hollywood titan, raped her in a Midtown Manhattan hotel room. She maintained a sexual relationship […]

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Harvey Weinstein Trial: What’s Happened So Far

Weather: Rain, with temperatures in the low 40s, rising to the mid-40s tonight. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (Lincoln’s Birthday). ImageCredit…Brendan McDermid/Reuters The trial, in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, has been widely seen as a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement and has delved into complicated issues of consent and power dynamics in […]

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Weinstein’s Lawyer Suggests Accuser at Rape Trial Manipulated Him

A former actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a Midtown Manhattan hotel seven years ago was questioned by his lawyers on Monday about her relationship with the famous Hollywood producer, which continued long afterward. Mr. Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, pressed the witness, Jessica Mann, about the details of consensual sexual trysts she […]

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Former Actress to Testify That Weinstein Told Her She ‘Owed Him’

A former actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a Manhattan hotel room seven years ago is expected to take the witness stand at his trial on Friday morning, providing a sworn account of one of the most serious allegations against the once-powerful producer. The witness, Jessica Mann, had moved to Los […]

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Weinstein Told an Accuser ‘This Is How the Industry Works,’ She Says

Harvey Weinstein met Dawn Dunning, an aspiring actress and a waitress from Ohio, at an upscale lounge in New York City’s meatpacking district. The Hollywood producer took interest in her as an actress, she said on Wednesday after taking the witness stand at Mr. Weinstein’s rape trial. They met several times to discuss her career, […]

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Weinstein Trial: ‘I Was Being Raped,’ ‘Project Runway’ Assistant Testifies

It started shortly after they went to his apartment. There, she told a jury, alone with him in his huge Manhattan loft, her boss, Harvey Weinstein, lunged at her on a sofa. They got into a tug-of-war, she said — he was pulling at her and she was trying to push him away. It ended […]

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Harvey Weinstein on Trial: What’s Happened So Far

Weather: A chance of flurries in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a high in the mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Feb. 12 (Lincoln’s Birthday). ImageCredit…Jeenah Moon/Getty Images One of the most anticipated criminal proceedings in recent memory has been unfolding in a downtown Manhattan courthouse: the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein. Here’s what […]

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These Are the 6 Women Who Are Testifying Against Harvey Weinstein

One actress accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her after he had pushed his way into her New York City apartment in 1993. A second woman said he forcibly performed oral sex on her inside of his TriBeCa apartment in 2006. Seven years later, in a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the Hollywood producer allegedly raped a […]

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Rosie Perez Testifies in Harvey Weinstein Trial to Bolster Rape Allegation

The actress Rosie Perez took the witness stand at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial on Friday to bolster the account of her friend Annabella Sciorra, who testified that Mr. Weinstein had raped her. On Thursday, Ms. Sciorra, an actress known for her work in “The Sopranos” and “Jungle Fever,” told the jury that Mr. Weinstein had […]

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