UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The defense of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is going to appeal the verdict, Reuters reports referring to chief attorney Donna Rotunno.
“We will definitely appeal the verdict. The fight is not over,” Rotunno said.
During the trial, the defense of the producer protested the jury that was approved, and also accused the judge of bias.
Earlier, the jury found Weinstein guilty of two of the five counts of rape and sexual harassment. On the full list of charges he was threatened with imprisonment up to life.
As Manhattan District Attorney Say Vance told reporters, Weinstein faces a minimum of five years in prison in the United States, a maximum of 25.
A big scandal in Hollywood flared up when dozens of women were accused of harassing one of the most influential US film producers in the United States, including famous actresses Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman and Ashley Judd.
Weinstein, in the wake of the charges, was dismissed from his own company, and New York authorities launched an investigation into him. Weinstein denied the charges against him. Charges against Weinstein formed the basis of the #MeToo sexual harassment movement.
This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.
Contact us: [email protected]