Harvey Weinstein Is Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
OREANDA-NEWS. The once influential Hollywood producer, 67 year old Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of harassment, inappropriate touching and sexual assault by more than 100 women, is sentenced to 23 years in prison. The New York Times reports that he was sent to New York State prison.
At the end of February, the jury found him guilty on two counts out of five: sexual misconduct and third-degree rape. The maximum prison term for these crimes is 25 years. According to NBC News, the prosecutor requested the maximum or close term for the accused.
At the same time, jurymen did not see Weinstein’s guilt of conducting predatory sexual assault. Otherwise, he would have received a life sentence.