Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act by a New York jury, in a verdict that could send the disgraced movie mogul to prison for up to 25 years.
However, the jury on Monday found Mr Weinstein, 67, not guilty of the most serious charges against him in New York criminal court — predatory sexual assault — which carried a sentence of up to life in jail. 
The trial in New York was widely viewed as a culmination of assault claims against Mr Weinstein that had sparked the Me Too movement in 2017. Activists and lawyers have said the trial is crucial in establishing a precedent for future sexual abuse cases.
The high-profile case encompassed five charges against Mr Weinstein based on two alleged incidents: raping Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress, in 2013 and forcing oral sex on Miriam Haley, a production assistant, in 2006.
After watching weeks of dramatic testimony by women alleging that Mr Weinstein preyed upon them, the jury of seven men and five women began deliberating the Hollywood producer’s fate last Tuesday. 
On Monday they determined that Mr Weinstein was guilty of two of the five felony charges against him: first-degree criminal sexual act on Ms Haley, which carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison, and third-degree rape charges in connection with the allegations from Ms Mann. 
New York’s prosecutors aimed to depict Mr Weinstein as a violent rapist, repeating allegations of the former producer cornering actresses in hotel rooms and assaulting them. 
Mr Weinstein’s defence team, led by Donna Rotunno, argued that the women were using Mr Weinstein for his Hollywood connections and that the sexual encounters were consensual. 
More than 80 women, including actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have accused Mr Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault over the past two years. 
However, the criminal trial in Manhattan focused only on the claims of Ms Mann and Ms Haley. The vast majority of claims against Mr Weinstein did not qualify for this trial — some incidents had taken place too long ago to be tried in court, while others fell outside of New York’s jurisdiction. 
Mr Weinstein also faces criminal charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles. 
Separately, Mr Weinstein and his bankrupt film studio in December agreed in principle a $45m settlement with a group of more than 30 women who had accused him of sexual assault, putting an end to practically all potential civil law suits against him.