The jury in Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial has indicated it might be hung on some of the key charges in the case.
Jurors asked on Friday whether they could be deadlocked on predatory sexual assault counts faced by the former movie mogul.
Conviction on those counts could put the former movie producer behind bars for the rest of his life.
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The jury asked if they could be unanimous on the other three counts, which include first-degree rape and criminal sexual assault and could carry a prison term of up to 25 years.
The jury of seven men and five women is deliberating for the fourth day in a row this Friday.
Their question suggests they haven't been able to reach a consensus on the predatory sexual assault counts, but agree on the three other counts faced by Weinstein.
After consulting with prosecutors and Weinstein's lawyers, Judge James Burke told the jury to keep working toward a unanimous verdict on all charges and sent them back to continue deliberating.
Weinstein's lawyers said they would accept a partial verdict, but prosecutors said no and Burke refused to do so.