Harvey Weinstein’s name has been plastered across virtually every news media outlet throughout the past ten months because roughly 80 women came forward – one by one – and alleged Weinstein of either harassing, sexual abusing, or raping them over the past three decades. Weinstein was a movie mogul best known for his co-ownership of Miramax, a movie-making company founded by Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein.
He was able to use his immense power in the film industry to coerce models, socialites, and actresses into engaging in sexual relations with him to retain or boost their status in the industry. Whenever women chose not to engage sexually with Harvey Weinstein, their places in the world of entertainment dropped dramatically.
None of the 80-plus women who came forward since October 2017 had their allegations stick against Harvey Weinstein In A Criminal Court Of Law – until May 2018, when two unnamed women put forth enough evidence to get Weinstein charged with rape and a plethora of other sex crimes. He immediately posted $1 million in bail to walk free until his trial.
Why didn’t Harvey Weinstein get locked up as a result of the 80-some women’s claims?
Many people wonder why Harvey Weinstein didn’t get locked up after the 80-odd women of the entertainment industry came forward nearly a year ago and made various allegations – all were related to Harvey forcing sex or at least trying to force sexual relations upon them.
According to Jeff Herman, a leading sexual abuse attorney practicing in the state of Florida, the women either didn’t report such allegations of sexual assault to authorities or didn’t have enough evidence to back such claims up. In criminal courts of law, judges must have enough evidence – evidence beyond a reasonable doubt – to cast away perpetrators into jail or prison.
Jeff Herman is a trial lawyer who supports victims of rape and any other form sexual abuse. He is the founder of Herman Law and is currently the Herman Law’s Managing Partner. Jeff Herman is dedicated to his work in helping victims find justice. In his firm, he has created an analytical unit that assists him to break down his cases to either facts or theory. He usually visualizes his work on whiteboards at his office to avoid destruction. For over a decade, Herman has made national headlines exposing sexual predators and the institutions that protect them.
Of all the women who were allegedly raped, none of them visited hospitals and requested rape kits to find the DNA of alleged rapists. As such, there’s no other evidence available. However, Weinstein will certainly be tried in civil courts of law, says Jeff Herman, because the burden of proof only has to be proven beyond 50 percent.
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