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I wish I could celebrate the Weinstein verdict—but mostly, I just feel relief

This guilty verdict vindicates the women who spoke out. But we must go a long way before we can be sure this won't happen again

By Sian Norris  

Papers in New York splash on Harvey Weinstein. Photo: PA

“Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.” That disclaimer has been added to all the pieces every journalist has written about the former movie producer since October 2017—when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in the New York Times, and Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker, revealed dozens of women had accused Weinstein of sexual assault, harassment, and rape.

Not anymore. Now we can write it in big, bold letters: Harvey Weinstein is guilty.

The director was found guilty of…

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