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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

On Wednesday, March 11, movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison raping a woman and sexually assaulting another woman.

Weinstein was facing a maximum of 29 years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree criminal sex act and third-degree rape on Feb. 24. He was acquitted on charges of predatory sexual assault that carried a possible life sentence.

Before Judge James Burke delivered the sentence, two women who testified in the trial, Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann, had the chance to give statements before the court.

Weinstein also addressed the court, saying he was “remorseful. He also discussed his acts of charity and compared the #MeToo Movement to the Red Scare, a time in history when there was a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism.

Weinstein will be held at Rikers Island and later transferred to a state prison facility.

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