Media sexual misconduct

Global #MeToo movement has resulted in 6 convictions, 5 charges of influential figures

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

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

Harvey Weinstein indicted on sex crimes in Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein leaving court
Harvey Weinstein leaving a New York City court, Jan. 6. Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein was indicted Monday on sex crimes charges by prosecutors in Los Angeles, per AP.

The state of play: The new indictment came just hours after the start of Weinstein's separate New York trial on similar charges.