American movie producer Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years jail time period for rape and sexual assault

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years jail time period& 

Hollywood movie producer, Harvey Weinstein, reportedly appeared in a courtroom on Wednesday, two weeks after he was convicted of rape and sexual assault. The jury sentenced him to 23 years of jail sentence. He was convicted by the New York Supreme Court on February 25 for committing a prison intercourse act within the first diploma, and rape within the third diploma.

The former movie producer visited the courtroom on a wheelchair for the sentencing, as reported by BBC. A jury comprising 7 males and 5 ladies got here to the choice after pondering over the case for over 26 hours prior to now 5 days. The jury discovered Weinstein responsible of prison intercourse act within the first diploma on one girl. He was additionally convicted of raping a lady in a New York resort in 2013.

The Harvey Weinstein case fueled the upsurge on the #MeToo motion that inspired ladies to talk up on sexual abuse. Before the sentence was handed right down to him, he reportedly addressed the courtroom by saying, “I really feel remorse for this situation. I feel it deeply in my heart. I will spend my time really caring and really trying to be a better person.”

He additional added, “I’m not going to say that these aren’t great people,” he additionally stated of his accusers. “I’ve had wonderful times with these people.”

The two feminine accusers who had convicted Weinstein of rape and sexual prices additionally spoke concerning the ultimate verdict, as reported by CNN. They stated, “If Harvey Weinstein had not been convicted by this jury, it would have happened again and again and again.” Further including, “I’m relieved he will now know he’s not above the law. I’m relieved there are women out there who are safer because he’s not out there.”

Weinstein has produced profitable movies like Sex, Lies And Videotape, The Crying Game, Pulp Fiction, Heavenly Creatures, Shakespeare In Love amongst others.

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