The jury in the Harvey Weinstein Case are deadlocked, according to reports. The jury is deadlocked on the two most serious charges, and the judge says that their verdict should be unanimous.
New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke asked the jury to continue deliberations on Monday and said that they can’t return a verdict on the two counts of predatory sexual assault if it isn’t unanimous. He also told the courtroom, “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.”
The jury began deliberations last Tuesday, with Weinstein facing life in prison for two counts of first-degree rape and criminal sex acts and third-degree rape. More than 80 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct and Weinstein has pleaded not guilty.