Now we’ll have to see what sort of wrist slap the judge attempts to give the evil creature instead of the 29-year maximum sentence possible. But these guilty verdicts should open the door to more Hollywood trials, so that’s a good thing.
Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of third degree rape and a criminal sexual act in his high profile New York trial.
The disgraced Hollywood producer was convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
He was found not guilty of the two most serious counts of predatory sexual assault and also first degree rape in relation to Mann.
And one needn’t feel sorry for the quasi-hookers who are obviously more than willing to trade access to their bodies for roles to understand that it is necessary to shut down the Hollywood sin factory.
Hollywood finds itself on trial as well. The New York case exposed systemic harassment within parts of the industry — so much so that some people declined to be named in this piece, or even speak to me about the topic, for fear of retribution. Some who I reached out to implied that they had stories of ongoing harassment, but could not go any further than that and were unwilling to go on the record.
It is good when the wicked live in fear of judgment.