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Harvey Weinstein Awarded 23-year Prison term for rape and sexual assault

Weinstein, 67, was the most effective person in Hollywood.

However, he suffered a quick fall from grace after dozens of girls came forward to allege sexual misconduct in 2017.

It helped spark the hashtag #MeToo where girls throughout the globe came forward to discuss their own experiences of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein was accused of violating dozens of girls.

In February had been convicted for the rape of a female in an NYC hotel room in 2013 and for performing oral sex on a different girl at his flat in 2006.

Before the judge declared the sentence Wednesday, both girls — a once-aspiring celebrity and also a former TV and movie production helper — faced their attacker after his testimony helped seal his certainty.

“The afternoon my shouts were heard in the witness room was that the day that my voice came back into its entire power,” stated the once-aspiring celebrity, that Weinstein was convicted of rape in 2013. She was speaking to a second during the trial when she left the witness stand in tears and was subsequently started crying from an adjoining room.

“Rape isn’t only 1 minute of penetration. It’s indefinitely,” she explained.

Weinstein has ever claimed that any sexual activity was consensual, stated he had been”genuinely confused”.

“Guys are confused about the problem,” he said, seemingly speaking about women’s approval.

Weinstein’s lawyers pleaded for leniency due to his age and frail health, while prosecutors said Weinstein, after a Hollywood giant, deserved a brutal sentence which could account for allegations of wrongdoing related to the 1970s.

They mentioned 16 examples they said revealed Weinstein”trapped girls into his private control” so that he could sexually attack them starting when he was employed as a music producer in Buffalo in 1978.

Sarah Anne Masse, among those girls who broke the silence Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual abuse and harassment, told Euronews she had been”gleeful” when she learned of his sentencing.

“It is something a lot of people have been waiting for decades. It is a massive victory, justice was finally served at a step that seems somewhat equitable into the crimes he committed.”

“He harassed, raped, attacked, 111 girls, minimal, over the previous 30 decades.”

Weinstein was sentenced a week ahead of his 68th birthday, causing his attorneys to contended that the very long prison sentence would become a lifetime sentence.

They hunted a five-year sentence, the compulsory minimum on the more severe of these two charges he was found guilty of.

After having a walker during the trial, Weinstein arrived in the courthouse on Wednesday in a wheelchair.

Weinstein was convicted on 2 points: criminal intercourse act for its 2006 attack on the creation assistant, where he faced at least five and a maximum of 25 years in prison, along with rape in the third level for a 2013 assault on another girl, that carried a maximum penalty of four years in prison.

According to his attorney, following his conviction, Weinstein explained: “I am innocent. I am innocent. I am innocent. How can this happen in the USA?”

The government in Los Angeles also has announced new, similar charges stemming from allegations from Weinstein there.

Police haven’t said when he’d go there to confront those charges.

Three sexual assault cases under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and also Beverly Hills’ authorities may signify he’ll face extra fees. No details are supplied on these circumstances.