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The split verdict was given during the fifth day of deliberations by a jury of seven men and five women. He escaped two charges of predatory sexual assault and one charge of rape in the first degree, which spared him the possibility of a life sentence. Weinstein’s mouth was wide open as the verdict was read, and his defense attorney Donna Rotunno shook her  head. The jury reached the verdict around 11:30 a.m. ET (today) Monday, and the defense immediately filed a motion for a mistrial citing an anonymous email sent to a member of Weinstein’s legal team regarding a juror, which Judge James Burke denied. During the trial, each of the six accusers testified, sometimes for hours, and cried often as they recounted in graphic detail what they said Weinstein did to them, described the appearance of his body and genitals, his intimidating size and triggered temper. Two accusers quoted him saying shocking or outrageous things, testifying that he told them the way to get ahead in Hollywood is to trade sexual favors and that A-list actresses had done the same. Weinstein, 67, who was indicted in Manhattan in May 2018, was charged with five sex-crimes, including rape and predatory sexual assault, involving two women: Haleyi, 42, who accused Weinstein of forcing oral sex on her in his New York apartment in July 2006, and Mann, 34, who accused Weinstein of raping her in a New York hotel room in March 2013. He pleaded not guilty.  He’s actually denied all allegations of non-consensual sex since media exposed him in October 2017. He has been accused by more than 80 women of sexual misconduct, ranging from harassment to rape and decades worth allegations in  multiple jurisdictions around the world.
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