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Jessica Mann. Miriam Haley. Lauren Young. Annabella Sciorra. Dawn Dunning. Tarale Wulff. We thank you.
Harvey Weinstein is a convicted rapist. On Monday, a New York jury found the 67-year-old guilty of rape and criminal sexual act.
He has been held accountable for his horrific actions thanks to these six brave women who courageously testified that he had sexually assaulted them.
He faces up to 29 years in prison, and Judge James Burke demanded Weinstein be taken to jail immediately. (Weinstein, however, complained of chest pains and was taken to hospital instead.)
Indeed, the women who broke their silence and relived their trauma in court in the hope of justice have been hailed for their courage that led to this watershed verdict.
Their stories, as told in court, are as follows.
Jessica Mann was an aspiring actress when Weinstein invited her for a breakfast meeting at a Manhattan hotel in March 2013. He persuaded Mann to go to his hotel room, where he used an erectile enhancer before raping her. During her cross-examination, in which she was questioned for five hours by Weinstein's lawyer Donna Rotunno, Mann experienced a panic attack. She walked off the stand in tears.