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As the prosecution and defense completed closing arguments late last week, the jury is set to begin its deliberations in the Harvey Weinstein trial tomorrow. The jury, made up of five women and seven men, will have to decide which framing of the case it believes: the tearful accounts given by Weinstein’s accusers or the defense’s assertions that these women were not victims, but opportunists seeking connections and acting roles. Legal experts are on the fence as to how the verdict will come out.
Stay tuned for future updates, including the verdict when it comes in.
Liz Costello, University at Buffalo School of Law, Class of 2020. Liz is the Treasurer of the Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society, an Articles Editor of the Buffalo Law Review, and an anticipated associate at Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC. Having grown up in Los Angeles with an entertainment attorney mother, Liz is especially interested in the legal issues surrounding music, film, television, and sports. Her favorite activities include going to local live music and sporting events.