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Harvey Weinstein was convicted on lesser charges in his sex assault trial in a New York courtroom on Monday, Feb. 24.

The jury convicted the disgraced movie producer on charges stemming from a 2006 sex assault and a 2013 rape. He skated on the more serious charge of predatory assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence.

Weinstein, 67, was the catalyst for the #Metoo movement after accusations of sexual misconduct and rape derailed his Hollywood career and destroyed his marriage.

The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for five days before reaching a split verdict.

On Friday, the jury passed a note to the judge saying they were hung on 2 of the 5 charges. But the judge sent them back to continue deliberations.

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The jury in Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial sent a note to the judge saying they were deadlocked on 2 key counts Friday afternoon. But the judge sent them back to continue deliberating.

The 12-person jury members are hung on the first and/or third charges, for predatory sexual assault, and unanimous on the three remaining counts, TheWrap.com reported.

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The disgraced Hollywood producer is on trial for 2 charges of predatory sexual assault and one charge each for first and third-degree rape. He is also hit with a first-degree criminal sexual act charge stemming from the allegations of three women: Miriam Haley, Jessica Mann, and Annabella Sciorra.

The women, who went voluntarily to Weinstein's hotel room, claim he forced them into depraved sexual acts. The women kept in contact with Weinstein after the alleged attacks. One even gave him her new phone number when she changed it.

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Jurors in the sexual assault trial against Harvey Weinstein were shown naked pictures of the movie mogul on Tuesday, to corroborate accusers' descriptions of his "deformed" genitals.

After hearing testimony from Jessica Mann and Emanuela Postacchini, both of whom alleged the disgraced producer pressured them into participating in a threesome, the panel was shown five nude pictures of the 67-year-old, WENN.com reports.

Mann previously described Weinstein's genitals as "deformed" and "intersex" during her testimony at Manhattan Supreme Court.

"The first time I saw him fully naked... I thought he was deformed and intersex. He has extreme scarring that I didn't know if maybe he was a burn victim. He does not have testicles and it appears like he has a vagina."

Weinstein's lawyer had strenuously argued against the jury being shown the images, but they were entered into evidence on Tuesday.

When jurors were shown the images, the New York Post's gossip column Page Six reported that one of the female jurors "made a slight face", "while another woman on the panel raised her eyebrows and a male juror opened his eyes widely".

The images were among 72 shots taken on June 18, 2018, by Manhattan District Attorney photographer Yakov Mandelman, as part of the DA's investigation into the criminal case against Weinstein.

When Mandelman was asked if the pictures "fairly accurately represent how the defendant looked", he answered yes.

As Weinstein left the court after the day's proceedings, he was asked by a reporter whether the pictures were of him naked.

"No, it was Playboy," he laughed.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to 5 felony counts of rape and sexual assault relating to encounters with Mann and production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2013 and 2006.

He faces life behind bars if convicted.

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Mo'Nique called out Oprah Winfrey in an open letter for staying quiet about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior with Hollywood starlets such as Lupita Nyong'o.

Oprah has repeatedly said she knew nothing about Weinstein's rapey behavior, but Mo'Nique isn't buying her denials.

Mo'Nique took to social media to call out the media mogul for staying quiet about the disgraced Hollywood producer who is accused of raping dozens of women who willingly visited his hotel rooms for sexual favors in return for starring roles in his films.

His casting couch style of auditions were an open secret in Tinseltown, and many believe Oprah should've known about him.

Mo'Nique took issue with Oprah producing a documentary about Russell Simmons' alleged rapey behavior with younger women. Oprah cancelled the documentary after a massive blowback on social media.

"I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations," Mo'Nique wrote. "You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O'Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you "always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the 'silver lining'. You also said 'if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment.'"

The comedienne questioned why Oprah planned to make documentaries about Michael Jackson and Simmons. "How is that not making it all about them?" she asked.

Mo'Nique added:

"Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not "support" the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver liming for both like you said you did for H.W.?"

Mo'Nique accused Oprah of playing it safe by producing documentaries about Black men who are accused of rapey behavior.

"My personal experience with you is you've watched me as a Black woman be accused of being difficult for not promoting 'Precious' internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment...

When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, 'you have to work really really hard'. My sixteen year old self didn't know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life 'harder'."

 

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Dear @oprah, I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique

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Harvey Weinstein and his accusers reached a tentative $25 million settlement after two years of negotiations. But lawyers for one victim disagrees with a large portion of the settlement going toward Weinstein's legal bills.

Weinstein, 67, is accused of sexually harassing and abusing more than 30 actresses and former employees. He is currently out of jail on $5 million bond.

A judge on Tuesday hiked Weinstein's bond from $1 million to $5 million after the prosecutor's office said Weinstein tampered with his ankle monitor 56 times.

The $25 million settlement requires final approval and a sign-off by all parties. But not all parties are happy with the terms of the settlement.

In a statement to Sandrarose.com on Wednesday, attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer responded to a NY Times article about the settlement.

Wigdor and Mintzer represent Wedil David who accused Weinstein of raping her in 2016.

"I am not confirming the NYT story and facts contained therein. My statement is a comment on the story," Wigdor said in his statement.

Wigdor says 48% of the $25 million settlement will go toward some of the legal bills for Weinstein, his bother Bob Weinstein, and directors for Weinstein's bankrupt production company.

"We reject the notion that this was the best settlement that could have been achieved on behalf of the victims," Wigdor said in the statement.

"It is shameful that $12 million of the settlement is going to the lawyers for the directors who we alleged enabled Harvey Weinstein and it is even more outrageous that the proposed settlement will seek to bind non participating members by providing a release to the insurance companies and the directors of the Weinstein Company itself. While we don't begrudge victims who want to settle, we plan to vigorously object to any provision that tries to bind victims who want to proceed with holding Harvey Weinstein accountable for his actions which is exactly what we intend to do."

Weinstein entered Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday using a walker. Weinstein's lawyer said he will undergo surgery to repair a lower back injury he sustained in a car accident.

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Now we know why disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein needed assistance for his latest court appearance last week. Weinstein was clearly weak as he struggled to walk down steps following his court appearance on Dec. 6.

According to Weinstein's lawyer, he needs an operation to correct a back injury sustained in a car accident in August.

Attorney Donna Rotunno, who claims her client uses a walker, lashed out at the news media for suggesting Weinstein is faking his back injury to gain sympathy ahead of his upcoming sexual abuse trial.

"I was dismayed to see all the press coverage incorrectly stating that Mr. Weinstein was trying to garner sympathy at his court appearance," she said in a statement obtained by TMZ.

"Prior to entering the court, he wanted to leave the walker in the car, so it did not appear that he was looking for sympathy as he is not. The press surrounding his physical condition is mean spirited and false."

Prosecutors accused Weinstein of tampering with his ankle bracelet. A monitoring service was unable to track him on 56 occasions. The prosecutor asked a judge to raise Weinstein's bond from $1 million to $5 million.

Over a dozen women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct and abuse.

Weinstein's trial begins in January. He pleaded not guilty to charges he raped a woman in 2013 and performed a forcible sex act on another woman in 2006.

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Harvey Weinstein was dragged into Manhattan Supreme Court today to face a judge after he allegedly violated the terms of his release.

Weinstein, 67, is accused of tampering with his ankle monitor. Prosecutors asked a judge to raise Weinstein's bond from $1 million to $5 million.

Weinstein wore a grey men's tailed suit for his court appearance on Friday. He looked pale and weak and required assistance to walk in and out of the courtroom.

The disgraced Hollywood producer is accused of sexually harassing, assaulting, or raping dozens of women. He is currently out of jail on bond.

Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told the judge a monitoring service was unable to track Weinstein 56 times, including during an outing in October when he was spotted in a nightclub.

"The bottom line, judge, is this man could fly out on a private jet which he does and go to another country," she said.

In addition to asking the judge to raise Weinstein's bond, she also asked for an additional $10 million insurance company bond or $50 million security bond. She said he sold $60 million in property in the last two years, flies on private jets and is a serious flight risk, according to Fox News.

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