The 67-year-old was acquitted of essentially the most critical cost of predatory sexual assault however faces a prolonged jail time period.
The responsible verdicts had been hailed as a landmark second for the #MeToo motion, with accusers, activists and attorneys lining as much as congratulate prosecutors.
Right here is one of the best of the reactions:
Actress Ashley Judd, one of many first Weinstein accusers to go public together with her allegations, thanked the 6 ladies who advised the high-profile trial that the ex-Hollywood titan had sexually assaulted them.
“For the ladies who testified on this case, and walked by means of traumatic hell, you probably did a public service to women and girls in every single place, thanks. #ConvictWeinstein #Responsible,” she wrote on Twitter.
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) February 24, 2020
Actress Ellen Barkin merely named them.
“Proper now Harvey Weinstein is on his approach to jail. These are the ladies who put him away… Mimi Haleyi, Jessica Mann, Annabella Sciorra, Daybreak Dunning, Lauren Younger, Tarale Wulff,” she tweeted.
Thanks all on your super braveness and energy. You might have modified the long run for all of us.
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) February 24, 2020
Excessive-profile accuser Rose McGowan tweeted: “In the present day is a robust day & an enormous step ahead in our collective therapeutic.”
In the present day is a robust day & an enormous step ahead in our collective therapeutic
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) February 24, 2020
Italian actress and director Asia Argento, who advised the New Yorker journal that Weinstein raped her in 1997, posted a photograph of herself and one other lady on Instagram.
“Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist. Two survivors cry and have a good time. Thanks God,” she wrote alongside it.
Actress Rosanna Arquette paid tribute on Twitter to “the courageous ladies who’ve testified and to the jury for seeing by means of the soiled ways of the protection.”
Gratitude to the courageous ladies who’ve testified and to the jury for seeing by means of the soiled ways of the protection .we are going to change the legal guidelines sooner or later in order that rape victims are heard and never discredited and in order that it’s simpler for folks to report their rapes
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) February 24, 2020
Tarana Burke, founding father of the #MeToo motion, stated in an announcement: “The implications reverberate far past Hollywood and into the every day lives of all of us in the remainder of the world.”
Gloria Allred, legal professional for Sciorra and Haleyi, advised reporters exterior courtroom that, “It is now not enterprise as ordinary in the US.”
“That is the age of empowerment of ladies, and you can’t intimidate them anymore, as a result of ladies won’t be silenced,” she stated.
“They may communicate up, they’ll have their voice, they’ll arise and be subjected to your small military of protection attorneys cross-examining them, making an attempt to discredit them,” Allred added.
Some took to social media to specific remorse that the jury didn’t convict Weinstein of predatory sexual assault based mostly on the testimony of The Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra.
She testified that Weinstein raped her virtually 30 years in the past because the prosecution sought to painting him as a profession sexual predator.
“HARVEY WEINSTEIN HAS BEEN HANDCUFFED & TAKEN TO JAIL!” tweeted actress Rosie Perez, who testified on Sciorra’s behalf through the trial.
“GUTTED FOR MY DEAR FRIEND #ANNABELLASCIORRA WHO TOLD THE TRUTH! YET I CONGRATULATE HER & ALL WHO CAME FORWARD FOR THEIR BRAVERY. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH BUT SURVIVORS TAKE COURAGE! THIS IS STILL A GREAT WIN!” she wrote.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN HAS BEEN HANDCUFFED & TAKEN TO JAIL! GUTTED FOR MY DEAR FRIEND #ANNABELLASCIORRA WHO TOLD THE TRUTH! YET I CONGRATULATE HER & ALL WHO CAME FORWARD FOR THEIR BRAVERY. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH BUT SURVIVORS TAKE COURAGE! THIS IS STILL A GREAT WIN! CONGRATS JOAN ILLUZZI! https://t.co/LihJLiudNo
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) February 24, 2020
“#IBelieveAnnabellaSciorra,” actress Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 24, 2020
Journalist and former Miss America Gretchen Carlson merely tweeted: “I hope are tight…”
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) February 24, 2020