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Entertainment

Web Desk
February 25, 2020

Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette, other celebs react to Harvey Weinstein conviction

Entertainment

Web Desk
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Undoubtedly, Hollywood was at the forefront of the Harvey Weinstein trial and many celebrities in the industry reacted to his verdict on Monday.

The former Hollywood producer  has been  found guilty of a criminal sexual act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of Jessica Mann in 2013. He will remain in custody until his sentencing on March 11.

Ashley Judd 

Ashley is one of the Silence Breakers who came forward to report Weinstein's sexual misconduct.

"For the women who testified in this case, and walked through traumatic hell, you did a public service to girls and women everywhere, thank you," Judd tweeted.

Rosanna Arquette

Arquette is one of the more than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, also expressed her gratitude to the women who testified. (Weinstein has repeatedly denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.)

"Gratitude to the brave women who've testified and to the jury for seeing through the dirty tactics of the defense. We will change the laws in the future so that rape victims are heard and not discredited and so that it's easier for people to report their rapes," Arquette wrote in a tweet.


Rose McGowan

McGowan was one of Weinstein's most vocal accusers.

"Today is a powerful day & a huge step forward in our collective healing," she wrote in a tweet.

Elizabeth Banks

Banks, a director, producer and actress, celebrated the verdict.

"I am heartened for his victims and for all those who said #metoo and #TimesUp that some justice has been done," she tweeted.