Harvey Weinstein news: Celebrity accusers welcome guilty verdict as he faces up to 29 years in jail for rape

Chris Riotta
AP

The jury presiding over Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial announced it reached a verdict on Monday after having initially indicated it was split on the top charges against the disgraced Hollywood film producer.

The jury found Weinstein guilty of sexual assault after five days of debate, bringing the film producer to justice after he had been accused by scores of women over the years of luring them into hotel rooms with the promise of business opportunities, to then sexually assault them.

Weinstein was previously regarded as one of the most influential producers in film, and the explosive allegations against him marked a historic turning point during the creation of the #MeToo movement.

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