(FILES) On this file picture taken on April 26, 2019 disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein returns to the State Supreme Court docket in New York, after a break in a pre-trial listening to over sexual assault expenses. Johannes EISELE / AFP
Harvey Weinstein will attraction his convictions on expenses of sexual assault and rape, his lead legal professional Donna Rotunno informed reporters following Monday’s responsible verdicts in New York.
“We absolutely will be appealing. The fight is not over,” she stated after a jury of 12 discovered Weinstein responsible of sexual assault and rape however acquitted him on essentially the most critical predatory expenses.
“Harvey’s unbelievably strong. He took it like a man. And he knows that we will continue to fight for him and we know that this is not over,” Rotunno added.
Weinstein, 67, was convicted of forcibly performing oral intercourse on former manufacturing assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and of raping ex-actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
He was cleared of predatory sexual assault expenses, which required the jury to imagine “The Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra’s allegation that Weinstein raped her nearly 30 years in the past.
Rotunno prompt intense media protection had labored in opposition to the disgraced film mogul.
“The jurors came in knowing everything that they could know about this case. We couldn’t find a juror that had never heard of Harvey Weinstein,” stated Rotunno.
“I thank all of you for starting to become fairer as time went on and I think that once everybody looked at the evidence it’s fairly clear that we were on the right side,” she added.