Harvey Weinstein faces at least 5 years in jail after jurors condemn him of a criminal sex act and rape

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Harvey Weinstein was proclaimed guilty Monday of executing a criminal sex act in the first degree affecting one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman.

Supporters of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements declared the decision marks a "new era of justice."

The women's testimonies accentuated questions around approval and power dynamics at the center of the #MeToo movement -- questions that have rarely, if ever, been examined in a courtroom.

Once a distinguished producer of movies such as "Shakespeare in Love" and "Pulp Fiction," Weinstein was denounced by several women of a wide range of sexual malfeasance.