Harvey Weinstein will be spending a significant part of his life behind bars. Judge James Burke laid the smack down on him this morning in a New York courtroom. Weinstein was convicted of raping one women and ‘forcibly performing oral sex on another woman’. Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison. According to ABC7.com,
“Both women that Weinstein was convicted of assaulting – a once-aspiring actress and a former TV and film production assistant – spoke in court Wednesday before Judge James Burke announced the sentence, confronting Weinstein again after their testimony helped seal his conviction at the landmark #MeToo trial.
“Burke also heard from Weinstein’s lawyers, who pleaded for leniency because of his age and frail health, and prosecutors, who said the man once celebrated as a titan of Hollywood deserved a harsh sentence that would account for allegations of wrongdoing dating to the 1970s.”
“Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison. Meanwhile, all the Hollywood celebs who covered up for him for decades will continue to take podiums lecturing us about what such good people they are.”
Sarah Reese Jones tweeted,
“Harvey Weinstein gets 23 years in NY trial. Prosecutor says he “got drunk on power. He could take what he wanted knowing there was very little anyone could do about it.” Echoes Trump bragging: ‘when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.’”
CaptainScio: 17 mo’s- 1 day til Full Time Trading tweeted,
“Fuck You Harvey Weinstein. The only issue I have with this sentence is they didn’t cut your balls off too….and the sentence is too short. #HarveyWeinsteinGuilty”
I for one am happy to see that this convicted rapist will spend what could be the rest of his life behind bars. What he did to those women was despicable and sick!