#MeToo poster boy Harvey Weinstein has finally been convicted of sex crimes in New York after decades of allegations about his predatory behavior toward women.
According to dozens of accusers, Weinstein used his power and influence as a film producer to manipulate and abuse women who came into his orbit. The list of women who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault include Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Cara Delevingne, Heather Graham, Eva Green, Daryl Hannah, Salma Hayek, Lena Header, Anne Heche, Angelina Jolie, Julianna Margulies, Brit Marling, Rose McGowan, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Annabella Sciorra, Mira Sorvino, Uma Thurman, and Sean Young.
Weinstein was convicted on two of five felonies: one count of criminal sexual assault in the first degree, and one count of rape in the third degree. His reign of terror was so outrageous that the wave of accusations that followed against other predatory men has been dubbed “the Weinstein effect.”
The convicted sex offender was whisked off to jail to await sentencing on March 11. His legal troubles are not even close to over, either: he faces additional rape charges in California.
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