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Judge James Burke, left, instructs the jurors before they begin deliberating on Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in New York. The panel of seven men and five women heard instructions in the law from the judge before going behind closed doors to consider charges that Weinstein raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performed oral sex on another woman, TV and film production assistant Mimi Haleyi, in 2006. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

Weinstein juror: #MeToo movement was not a factor in trial

Feb. 28, 2020 1:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury that convicted Harvey Weinstein of rape and sex assault did not consider the trial's implications for the #MeToo movement, one of the jurors said in an interview aired Friday. “No, zero, absolutely zero,” juror Drew Malbin said on “CBS This Morning."...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

'A new day': Harvey Weinstein convicted, led away in cuffs

Feb. 24, 2020 9:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for the legal system and a long-overdue reckoning for the man vilified as the biggest monster of the...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Weinstein's rape trial

Feb. 18, 2020 4:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial ended their first day of deliberations Tuesday with lots of questions and no verdict in the landmark #MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood producer behind bars for the rest of his life. The panel of seven men and five women...

Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves a Manhattan courthouse after closing arguments in his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Week 4 of Weinstein trial: Closing arguments, two universes

Feb. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein grinned as he left court, and his lawyers said he was confident heading into what could be his last weekend of freedom as his New York City rape trial moves closer to a verdict. Jurors are set to start deliberating Tuesday, their task put off a day because court is closed...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as 'complete disposables'

Feb. 14, 2020 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein considered himself such a big shot in Hollywood that he thought he could get away with treating aspiring actresses like "complete disposables," a prosecutor told a jury in closing arguments Friday at his New York City rape trial. “The universe is run by me, and...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in his rape trial, in New York, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a 'tale,' not a case

Feb. 13, 2020 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer told jurors Thursday that prosecutors in the rape case against him were acting like moviemakers, conjuring up a world "where women had no free will.” “In the alternative universe that prosecutors have created for you, Harvey Weinstein is a...

Harvey Weinstein leaves his trial Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Closings next as Weinstein declines to testify at rape trial

Feb. 11, 2020 5:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial without the disgraced Hollywood mogul taking the witness stand, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six accusers. As expected, Weinstein chose not...