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L.A. Jury Convicts Harvey Weinstein on Charges of Rape and Sexual Assault

HeadlineDec 20, 2022

In Los Angeles, Harvey Weinstein has been convicted on additional three charges of rape and sexual assault. The convictions were related to one survivor, an Italian model identified only as Jane Doe #1, who testified Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in 2013. The jury acquitted Weinstein of one charge and was deadlocked on three other charges involving two other survivors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the partner of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Lauren Young. The District Attorney’s Office will determine whether it will retry Weinstein on those counts. This is attorney Gloria Allred speaking about her client Lauren Young after the verdict was announced Monday.

Gloria Allred: “She’s very happy that there were convictions in this case. And she also indicates that if, as in when, the prosecution decides to prosecute Mr. Weinstein again, she is willing to testify again in a third criminal trial against Mr. Weinstein.”

Weinstein is already serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape and criminal sexual assault in New York, though he is appealing those convictions.

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