There's been a major step forward for the #MeToo movement as Harvey Weinstein was convicted in court yesterday.

The former Hollywood mogul was found guilty on two of five potential counts — committing a criminal sex act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.

The victims, actress Jessica Mann and production assistant Mimi Haleyi, gave graphic evidence during the course of the four-week trial.

Harvey Weinstein will spend the next 16 days in jail while he awaits sentencing.

He could serve over 25 years in prison though his lawyers say they will appeal against the verdict.

Weinstein has been the subject of dozens of sexual harassment and assault claims.

Among his accusers was actress Ashley Judd, who took to Twitter upon hearing news of the conviction.

She thanked those who came forward and told their stories in court.

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


Actresses Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette, Alyssa Milano, Elizabeth Banks and Ellen Barkin also responded to the news.

Anthony Rapp, Ronan Farrow and Judd Apatow among others offered their reflections too.


Harvey Weinstein is also due to face sex crime charges in Los Angeles.