The jury has obtained the case and are set to start deliberations Friday afternoon within the Los Angeles trial of Harvey Weinstein.
Jurors should resolve on two rape counts and 5 different sexual assault counts after listening to greater than 4 weeks of proof within the trial of the 70-year-old former film mogul.
Weinstein is already serving a 23-year sentence for a conviction in New York and might be sentenced to greater than 60 years in jail in California if convicted on all counts.
After the prosecution gave its rebuttal to the protection’s closing argument on Friday morning, the jurors obtained their ultimate directions from Superior Court docket Choose Lisa Lench earlier than leaving on a lunch break.
They may have only a few hours to deliberate earlier than a weekend break.
Weinstein’s lawyer has been aggressive, suggesting the encounter was consensual between Newsom and Weinstein, however an professional says which will backfire. Ted Chen stories Nov. 15, 2022.