Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein has just been convicted of rape and criminal sexual assault.
He will serve no less than five years and up to 25 years in prison.
The case is being called a landmark case in the #MeToo movement, where several women testified about Weinstein’s predatory behavior.
Weinstein was convicted of rape in the third degree in the case of Jessica Mann (pictured below). She was an aspiring actress when Weinstein raped her.
The second charge Weinstein was convicted of was for criminal sexual assault in the case of Mimi Haylayi (pictured below) for forced oral sex.
#MeToo activists calling themselves ‘The Silencebreakers’ say they were “disappointed” that Weinstein was only convicted of two of the five charges. Those two were the least serious charges against Weinstein, but he could spend up to 25 years in jail.
Weinstein will reportedly remain in jail until his sentencing, set for March 11.
The New York Times reported:
The judge then announced that Mr. Weinstein would immediately be sent to jail to await his sentencing. But as court officers approached him, the producer seemed stunned and refused to move. Moments later, he was handcuffed and removed from the room, limping with two officers standing by his side.