Convicted rapist and former Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison over rape and sexual assault, OYOGist.com has learned.
Just a month ago, Weinstein was convicted of rape after a trial in New York, bringing an end to one of the most dramatic turn of events for one of Hollywood’s most powerful entities.
The conviction and sentencing of the 67-year-old disgraced movie executive marks a big win for the metoo society that has struggled for years to see meaningful gains in its efforts to bring perpetrators of sexual assaults and misconducts to book.
OYOGist.com has learned that Weinstein’s lawyers had appealed for leniency and argued that even the minimum sentence of five years could be a “life sentence” for him.
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