The former film producer was found guilty of two counts in New York.
The landmark verdict is a milestone moment in the Me Too era.
The trial held in New York City is expected to last around six weeks.
“I didn’t know that we had to bring our own mace and rape whistles,” comedian Kelly Bachman said to the audience, which included Weinstein and his entourage.
The offensive behaviour of powerful men is about much more than innocent hugs gone awry.
The Canadian actor plans to launch a tool to empower everyone about their workplace rights.
Michelle Rempel told the status of women minister to "grow a pair" on feminist issues.
He was also charged with a count of criminal sexual act in the first degree.
Dozens of women have accused him of various forms of sexual misconduct.
Weinstein had been reportedly spending much of his time at a rehabilitation facility.