Once again, Harvey Weinstein finds himself sitting in a courtroom awaiting a verdict regarding sexual assault charges levied against him. Throughout the greater Los Angeles area, the former entertainment executive has been accused of using his power and influence to lure and abuse several women during his career. As a result, he has been charged with two counts of forcible rape and five counts of sexual assault related to accusations from four women. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all charges levied against him and faces 60 years to life in prison if convicted.
Weinstein was tried for the charges levied against him and currently awaits a verdict from a jury of Los Angeles area residents. The jury deliberation has met for a total of 37 hours over nine days and is expected to return for the tenth day of deliberation on December 19. Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson Justin Strout has not given any indication as to how much or how little progress the jury has made during the first nine days of deliberation.
Weinstein is not unfamiliar with the legal process regarding sexual assault charges. He is currently serving a 23-year sentence after being convicted of various crimes in New York. In comparison, the jury of New York residents reached a verdict regarding Weinstein after 26 hours of deliberation.
Weinstein’s attorneys nor Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Marlene Martinez have issued a statement regarding the case as it enters its tenth day of deliberation.