Rose McGowan speaks to reporters outside New York Criminal Court on the first day of film producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York [File: Jeenah Moon/Reuters]

Survivors and victims of sexual violence, their supporters and others hailed Monday’s conviction of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein as a “landmark” verdict, but said their “fight was far from over”. 

Once one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers, Weinstein, 67, was convicted of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013. He faces up to 25 years in prison on the sexual assault conviction. 

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The jury acquitted Weinstein on two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carried a potential life sentence,

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