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“It’s a Beginning”: Rosanna Arquette on Weinstein Rape Conviction & How He Assaulted, Spied on Her

A jury has found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault, following a seven-week trial in Manhattan. The jurors convicted the disgraced Hollywood producer Monday of raping then-aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a hotel room in 2013 and of sexually assaulting production assistant Miriam Haley at his apartment in 2006 by forcibly performing oral sex on her. Weinstein was convicted of first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape. But he was acquitted of two more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape. He faces a total sentence of up to 29 years in prison. His sentencing has been set for March 11. “It’s a beginning,” says Rosanna Arquette, award-winning actress, filmmaker and activist. She was one of the first women to share details of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. We are also joined by Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement and now the executive director of the newly established organization of the same name, known as “Me Too” International.

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