25 Feb 2020

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 25 February 2020

Disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, has been convicted of sexual assault by a New York jury.

However, he was acquitted on two counts of predatory sexual assault - the most serious charges he faced - that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life.

Weinstein - who is 67 years old - was one of Hollywood's most powerful men - and the prosecutor's case was that he used that power to keep his victims silent.

Justice James Burke ordered Weinstein to be held in custody and he was put in handcuffs by officers in court. He faces up to 25 years in prison on the sexual assault conviction.

New York correspondent William Denselow speaks to Susie Ferguson.