Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape.
The embattled Hollywood producer was found guilty in a trial that took place in New York last month in a dramatic case that witnessed the fall of one the film industry’s heavyweights.
Weinstein appeared in court today, March 11, 2020, in a wheelchair and his attorneys appealed for leniency, insisting that even the minimum sentence of five years could be a life sentence for him.
Prosecutors responded to the plea by stating that the businessman be given the maximum possible sentence due to a lifetime of abuse towards women and a lack of remorse for his actions.
Weinstein himself addressed the court, saying that he felt “deep remorse” and mentioned that he was “totally confused” by everything that had happened.
His comments were seen as critical to the #MeToo movement and he was subsequently given a 23-year sentence.
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