Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison
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Today (Wednesday) 67-year-old former Hollywood producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in a New York courtroom.
Last month Weinstein was convicted of a first-degree criminal sexual act and third-degree rape.
Weinstein was sentenced to 20 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual act and three years in prison for third-degree rape.
The charges were based on testimony by Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann.
The case fueled the global #MeToo movement that encouraged women to speak out against sexual abuse.
According to a sentencing letter provided by his spokesperson, Weinstein’s defense team was asking for the minimum sentence of five years in prison.
In the letter, his attorneys asked the judge to consider Weinstein’s advanced age, medical issues, lack of criminal history, and his personal charitable giving.
Weinstein still faces felony sexual assault charges in Los Angeles.
Posted – 3.11.20