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World Jury in Harvey Weinstein trial says they're deadlocked; judge orders them to keep deliberating

23:05  21 february  2020
23:05  21 february  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Topline: A Manhattan judge charged Harvey Weinstein ’s trial jury with deadlock for not being able to reach a unanimous verdict on two charges after four days of Burke told the jury that if they are unable to reach a unanimous verdict, a new trial would have to be scheduled with a different jury .

The judge told the jury to keep deliberating after it sent a note asking if it could be deadlocked on The jury in Harvey Weinstein ’s rape trial sent a note to the judge on Friday afternoon suggesting The jury did not say what it had decided on the lesser counts. The predatory sexual assault count

Defendant Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves the courthouse following the second day of his rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) © Provided by Associated Press Defendant Harvey Weinstein Jurors in the trial against Harvey Weinstein were deadlocked Friday on the two most serious counts against him, prompting the judge to order that any verdict must be unanimous.

New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke added that if the jury can't reach a unanimous decision, then it can't return a verdict on the two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

The judge also asked the jury to continue deliberations, which are set to resume Monday morning.

"It is not uncommon for a jury to believe they will never reach a unanimous verdict but on further deliberation, they are often able to reach a unanimous verdict," Burke told the courtroom.

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Jurors in Harvey Weinstein ’s Manhattan rape and sexual-assault trial appeared to be deadlocked on two of the five counts Friday afternoon. The jury has appeared particularly interested in assessing Sciorra’s testimony. On February 20, they asked to hear portions of her testimony read back to them .

The Harvey Weinstein trial jury listened to Judge James Burke's instructions about the law He said they would be sequestered while they are deliberating in the courthouse (no phones or Prosecutors claimed the op-ed violated the court's order about not addressing the jury outside the courtroom.

Harvey Weinstein at a Golden Globes after party in 2014. © Reuters: Danny Moloshok Harvey Weinstein at a Golden Globes after party in 2014. The jury of seven men and five women began deliberations Tuesday. The once-powerful Hollywood mogul, 67, also faces one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape, and one count of a criminal sex act. The jury said it reached a unanimous decision on those three counts.

The structure of the charges means Weinstein can be found guilty of no more than two of the charges against him. The first-degree rape and criminal sex act charges are each punishable by at least five years to 25 years in prison. The third-degree rape charge is punishable by up to four years behind bars.

Harvey Weinstein wearing a suit and tie standing next to a car: Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan criminal court house as a jury continues with deliberations on Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. © Spencer Platt Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan criminal court house as a jury continues with deliberations on Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. While Weinstein's defence team said they would accept a partial verdict, prosecutors declined.

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But if jury duty is something to be taken seriously, why does everyone make jokes about getting out of it? It's like you' re saying you want the justice system to be trash. If someone told you they sat on a jury without deliberately trying to get out of it and took it seriously because they felt it was their civic duty

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In all, more than 80 women have accused the Oscar-winning producer behind "Pulp Fiction" and "The King's Speech" of sexual assault and harassment going back decades, though the charges were based primarily on allegations from former production assistant Mimi Haley and former aspiring actress Jessica Mann.

But in more than a month inside a Manhattan court, prosecutors called four other accusers as witnesses who could testify about Weinstein's alleged pattern of serial abuse, including "The Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra, who has accused him of raping her in the early 1990s.

Weinstein pleaded not guilty in the case and denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His lawyers argued the trial was an example of the #MeToo movement having run amok, and repeatedly attempted to raise doubts about his accusers' credibility and motivations in coming forward.

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Jurors deliberating in the trial of Baltimore police Officer William Porter say they ' re deadlocked . The judge told them to continue deliberating .

trial said on Thursday they were deadlocked after more than 30 hours of deliberations , but the trial judge ordered them to resume their discussions. “We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts,” the jury said in a note to Judge Steven O’Neill in Norristown, Pennsylvania, late

The flood of allegations against Weinstein, first reported in October 2017 by investigative journalists at The New York Times and The New Yorker, fueled the global reckoning over sexual misconduct by powerful men in entertainment, the news media, finance and other high-profile industries.

The trial centred on graphic testimony from Haley and Mann, who each recounted that Weinstein lured them with promises to help their careers and forced himself on them as they tried to fight back.

Weinstein also faces a sex crimes case in Los Angeles, where he is charged with raping a woman and sexually assaulting another in separate incidents on two consecutive days in 2013. He has not formally entered a plea in California.

Pictures: Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial (USA Today)

In this courtroom sketch, Harvey Weinstein sits in a Manhattan court room as the judge instructs the jurors before they begin deliberating on charges he faces in his sex-crimes trial, Feb. 18, 2020, in New York.

A criminal defence attorney says the verdict sheet Weinstein jurors were given was 'confusing' and grounds for an appeal .
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