However, the 67-year-old producer was found not guilty of first-degree rape and predatory assault charges that could have meant life imprisonment for him.

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted on Monday by a New York jury of assault and rape.

The jury of seven men and five women found Weinstein guilty of first-degree acts and third-degree rape. He was, however, cleared of first-degree rape and predatory assault charges that could have seen him in jail for life. 

In 2017, numerous actresses and former Weinstein employees claimed that he raped or harassed them. Most of the claims dated back to the 1980s.