Harvey Weinstein Trial: Day 3 of Jury Deliberations Ends Without Verdict

The panel has been deliberating since Tuesday

Last Updated: February 20, 2020 @ 1:47 PM

The third day of jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial came and went without much fanfare, with the roughly seven-hour day ending without a verdict.

At 4:22 p.m. ET, the jury sent out its only notes of the day to the court, requesting readbacks of Annabella Sciorra’s cross-examination, redirects, and recrosses. Given that the notes came so late in the day, the readbacks will take place on Friday morning.

On Wednesday, the jury heard readbacks of Haley and Rosie Perez’s testimonies (the “Do the Right Thing” actress had corroborated Sciorra’s rape accusation on the stand last month).

The 12-person panel of seven men and five women, who have been deliberating since Tuesday, are considering five felony counts against the disgraced mogul: two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count each of a first-degree criminal sexual act and first-and third-degree rape.

The two predatory sexual assault charges — which require the state to prove that the defendant committed forcible rape or sexual assault against at least two women — relate to testimonies from Miriam Haley (née Mimi Haleyi), Jessica Mann and Annabella Sciorra. The first-degree criminal sexual act charge is connected to Haley’s account, while the two rape charges are connected to Mann’s.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and denied accusations of nonconsensual sex.

Deliberations will continue on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET.

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