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Day three of Jury Deliberations Ends Without Verdict

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The third day of jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s prison trial got here and went with out a lot fanfare, with the roughly seven-hour day ending with no verdict.

At 4:22 p.m. ET, the jury despatched out its solely notes of the day to the court docket, requesting readbacks of Annabella Sciorra’s cross-examination, redirects, and recrosses. Given that the notes got here so late within the day, the readbacks will happen on Friday morning.

On Wednesday, the jury heard readbacks of Haley and Rosie Perez’s testimonies (the “Do the Right Thing” actress had corroborated Sciorra’s rape accusation on the stand final month).

The 12-person panel of seven males and 5 ladies, who’ve been deliberating since Tuesday, are contemplating 5 felony counts towards the disgraced mogul: two counts of predatory sexual assault and one depend every of a first-degree prison sexual act and first-and third-degree rape.

The two predatory sexual assault prices — which require the state to show that the defendant dedicated forcible rape or sexual assault towards a minimum of two ladies — relate to testimonies from Miriam Haley (née Mimi Haleyi), Jessica Mann and Annabella Sciorra. The first-degree prison sexual act cost is linked to Haley’s account, whereas the 2 rape prices are linked to Mann’s.

Weinstein has pleaded not responsible and denied accusations of nonconsensual intercourse.

Deliberations will proceed on Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET.

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