25 Feb 2020

Could the Weinstein verdict lead to change in NZ

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 25 February 2020

Harvey Weinstein faces up to 25 years in jail after being convicted of sexual assault and rape. It took the jury five days to find him guilty of those crimes but clear him of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault, which carried a penalty of life imprisonment. The former Hollywood producer was sent straight to prison but was rushed to hospital complaining of chest pains after the verdict. Legal academic Paulette Benton-Greig specialises in sexual violence and justice. She joins Karyn live to look at whether the effects of today's verdict could be felt here.

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