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Harvey Weinstein avoids an increase in punishment and faces 18 years

After a month-long trial, Harvey Weinstein was only found guilty of the charges based on the claims made by one of the four women who claimed she had been the victim of rape or sexual assault.

Harvey Weinstein will do less time in jail in California after a jury in Los Angeles was unable to agree on whether the disgraced billionaire planned his assault on the woman he was found guilty of raping.

Harvey Weinstein avoids an increase of punishment

The panel concluded that it was unable to reach a consensus on the unique claims that Weinstein premeditated his assault on a model actor in 2013 and whether or not she was “especially vulnerable,” thus Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench declared a mistrial on the case on Tuesday.

If the jury had determined that either situation applied, Weinstein would have been subject to an increased maximum term of 24 years when he is sentenced the following year. Following the new developments on Tuesday, Weinstein, who had been found guilty of rape and sexual assault charges the day before, now faces a potential 18-year jail sentence.

Weinstein was found guilty of rape and sexual assault in New York in 2020 and is presently serving a 23-year jail term. He is contesting that judgement, just as he probably will with the California verdict.

Weinstein was accused of raping or sexually abusing four women, but after a month-long trial, he was found guilty only of the allegations made by one of the women. In response to one woman’s story, the jury cleared Weinstein of the accusations and was unable to decide the claims made by the other two women.

The panel was called back on Tuesday to hear arguments about the claim of unusual circumstances. To decide what should happen next in the matter, Lench will have a hearing on January 9.

Why was Harvey Weinstein found guilty?

After a month-long trial, Harvey Weinstein was only found guilty of the charges based on the claims made by one of the four women who claimed she had been the victim of rape or sexual assault.

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