BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape but acquitted of top criminal charges - www.nbcnews.com

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...The jury in New York convicted Weinstein, 67, of third-degree rape against former aspiring actress Jessica Mann, as well as a count of criminal sexual act in the first-degree against former production assistant Mimi Haley.

...But the jury found him not guilty on the two most serious counts, predatory sexual assault, as well as a count of first-degree rape against 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.

...The trial centered 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's lawyers zeroed in on email correspondence after the alleged assaults that they described as friendly or "loving," and otherwise suggested the alleged sexual activity was transactional.

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