Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault

Producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced for 23 years.

Weinstein was found guilty in a trial in New York last month, finalising a dramatic fall from grace for one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures.

The 67-year-old appeared in court on Wednesday in a wheelchair, BBC reports.

Weinstein’s lawyers had appealed for leniency, insisting that even the minimum sentence of five years could be a “life sentence” for him.

But prosecutors argued Weinstein should be given the maximum possible sentence given his “lifetime of abuse” towards women and “lack of remorse” for his actions.

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