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    Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison

    Harvey Weinstein was once one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood. As the head of Miramax and later the Weinstein Company, he produced several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time. However, everything fell apart after allegations against him surfaced.

    In 2017, more than 100 women came out and accused the disgraced producer of rape, assault, or sexual harassment. Recently, the 70-year-old was sentenced to 16 years of prison time on three counts of rape and sexual assault. Let’s find out the details of this case.

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    Harvey Weinstein Will Spent The Rest Of His Life In Jail

    Harvey Weinstein
    Harvey Weinstein

    Once one of the most powerful persons in Hollywood is now going to spend the rest of his life in jail. Things changed after around 100 women came forward to unveil Harvey Weinstein’s dark side during the 2017 metoo movement.

    According to Variety, on Thursday, the 70-year-old disgraced producer was sentenced to 16 years of jail time. His sentencing took place in Los Angeles just two months after he was convicted of three counts of sexual assault and rape.

    In New York, Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence for his 2020 criminal trial. This means that the once-powerful mogul will effectively spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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    Weinstein Made His Final Plea

    Harvey Weinstein
    Harvey Weinstein

    Right before the sentencing was ruled, Weinstein made his final plea to Judge Lisa B. Lench in the court. “I maintain that I’m innocent,” he said. “This is about money and coming after me”.

    He further said, “Please don’t sentence me to life in prison. I don’t deserve it… There are so many things wrong with this case. There is no evidence… This is a setup… I beg your mercy.”

    His legal team asked the judge to reduce the sentence to three years, owing to his old age and health. “These are not easy decisions to make, but this is my decision,” Lench said while announcing the sentence.

    All the charges were from Jane Doe, a European model who said that Weinstein raped her in a Hotel in 2013. She appeared and testified in court, accompanied by her daughter.

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