How Harvey Weinstein’s Guilty Verdict Could Shape the Future of #MeToo Cases

“Justice can be served,” accuser and trial witness Dawn Dunning says

Harvey Weinstein — the Hollywood titan accused by over 100 women of sexual misconduct — is now a convicted rapist. A Manhattan jury’s verdict, delivered shortly after 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday, sealed the fate of a man whose behaviors toward women have become inextricably linked with the rise of the #MeToo movement.

Yet, the convicted mogul’s criminal trial, in all its surprises and disappointments, could indelibly shape how sex crimes are prosecuted and how sexual assault survivors are treated in the court of law moving forward, legal experts observing the trial told TheWrap.

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J. Clara Chan

J. Clara Chan

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