Jury deciding Harvey Weinstein’s fate in rape trial begin 2nd day of deliberation

The 12 New Yorkers deciding the fate of Harvey Weinstein began their second day of jury deliberations on Wednesday after asking the judge in the high-profile rape trial for legal clarification of the charges that could send the movie mogul to prison for the rest of his life.

The jury of seven men and five women went back to work at 9:30 a.m. after spending the first day mulling the reams of evidence and witness testimony presented to them over more than two weeks in the riveting trial in State Supreme Court in lower Manhattan.

The 67-year-old Weinstein, co-founder of the Miramax entertainment company and once considered one of Hollywood’s most powerful film producers, is charged with five felony counts for allegedly raping one woman, who is unnamed, in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on another, Miriam “Mimi” Haleyi, in 2006.

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