Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 Years


Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 Years
Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 Years

The court in New York sentenced the former Hollywood figurehead, Harvey Weinstein, 23 years in prison after he was found guilty of s*xual assault and rape in a landmark trial. The 67-year-old Harvey Weinstein found guilty in a trial in New York last month, a dramatic fall from grace for one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures. Harvey Weinstein appeared in court on Wednesday in a wheelchair. His lawyers had appealed for leniency and said even the minimum sentence of five years could be a life sentence.

Harvey Weinstein wore a blank face as he was taken out of the courtroom.

Harvey Weinstein was handed the custodial sentence on 11th March. He was found guilty of raping a woman, also forcing oral s*x on a production assistant Miriam Haley in 2006. He was imposed 20 years for a first-degree criminal s*x act for forcing oral sex on Haley and three years for the third-degree rape of an aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

New York jurors acquitted Weinstein of the most serious charges, of predatory s*xual assault, which could have seen him given an even longer jail term.

Harvey Weinstein also faced felony charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, s*xual penetration by use of force and s*xual battery by restraint in Los Angeles.