After what seemed like a tedious, elongated trial, survivors in the Harvey Weinstein case finally get the justice they deserve as the disgraced producer is officially found guilty for two out of the five counts he was charged for.
Surprisingly, despite the accusations of nearly 100 women, he was only convicted for third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act; he was acquitted for the more serious charges. That said, two steps forward and one step back is still one step forward.
People, including celebrities and survivors, took to Twitter to share there thoughts on the matter.
They thanked the women who risked their lives and showed great strength and courage by speaking out
Many commented on the victory being bittersweet
However, soon after the film producer was convicted, lawyers reported their client was suffering from high blood pressure and palpitations due to which he had to be hospitalised.
Some are not buying it
While others are just angry
And some, even regretful
Regardless, Weinstein is proof that in this decade, the world is extending no empathy to sex offenders. If you assault an individual, you will be held responsible and you will be called out.
We offer the survivors our empathy and congratulate them for this win. #Timesup