Former Hollywood producer Harvey Winstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes. The 67-year-old showed no regrets until the end. He faces further processes.
The former Hollywood producer Harvey Winstein has been convicted of rape and sexual assault to 23 years in prison. Judge James Burke announced the sentence on Wednesday in New York. A jury had found Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault on two women in late February. However, he was not guilty on the two most serious charges of “predatory sexual assault” and an even more serious charge of rape.
Weinstein had appeared in court in a wheelchair for the announcement. The public prosecutor had previously explicitly requested a severe punishment. Winstein had abused women for decades and has so far shown no regrets. The defense had demanded a mild punishment – and had already announced that it wanted to go into revision.
The sensational process was primarily about two allegations: Weinstein is said to have forced production assistant Mimi Haleyi to have oral sex in 2006 and raped today’s hairdresser Jessica Mann in 2013. The MeToo movement celebrated the verdict as a milestone – but also criticized that Weinstein was not found guilty on all charges.
Model Tarale Wulff was there … so was Annabella Sciorra, Lauren Young and Jessica Mann, just to name a few.