Harvey Weinstein

Global #MeToo movement has resulted in 6 convictions, 6 charges

This image a three-way split between Larry Nassar, Bill Cosby, and Allison Mack
Bill Cosby, Larry Nassar and Allison Mack have been convicted on charges related to sexual misconduct. Photos: Matt Rourke-Pool, Jeff Kowalsky/AFP and Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Hundreds of people — predominately men — have been accused of sexual offenses since the #MeToo movement went viral in 2017. After Jeffrey Epstein's death, only 6 men currently face charges, while 6 others have been convicted.

The big picture: The #MeToo movement, which was created by civil rights activist Tarana Burke and went viral after allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein came to light in 2017, focused global attention on previously unchecked sexual misconduct, causing at least 201 powerful men to lose jobs or major roles. But the movement dubbed a global reckoning has had few legal consequences for those accused. Here are some of the most notable cases.

#MeToo vs. statutes of limitations

 Harvey Weinstein (C). Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images
Harvey Weinstein (C). Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

There's a grand jury indictment against Harvey Weinstein, pushing his trial back to 2020 but allowing one of his alleged victims to testify against him.

Why it matters: The new indictment gets around statute of limitations issues pertaining to Annabella Sciorra's testimony, the New York Times reports.