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Harvey Weinstein Guilty Of Rape And Criminal Sexual Assault; Sentencing Set For March 11

Weinstein was remanded to custody by New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke pending sentencing on Wednesday, March 11. His defense attorney Donna Rotunno made an unsuccessful last-ditch plea to keep Weinstein free on bail due, in part, to his ill health and pain as a result of an auto accident last summer, but the judge did not grant the request.

Four New York court marshals immediately surrounded Weinstein, seated at the defense table. As many as nine other officers were stationed alongside walls and doors in the Lower Manhattan courtroom.

Weinstein remained quiet throughout the verdict delivery, staring forward toward the judge’s bench.

In a post-verdict press conference, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance called Weinstein a “vicious, serial sexual predator,” and praised the six women who testified against him as “brave” and “heroic” who have “changed the course of history.”
Source: Deadline