Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in a rap case

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in a rap case

Hollywood controversial producer Harvey Weinstein, who led the launch of the Me Too Campaign, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rap and sexual assault.

Harvey Weinstein was convicted last month by a New York court of sexual assault and rap on two different women.

Now, on March 11, the 67-year-old producer appeared in a wheelchair court, and his lawyer, pleading softly, insisted that a minimum sentence of five years would be "age-appropriate" for Harvey Weinstein.

But prosecutors said that the culprit should be punished more and more for life-long violence on women.

Harvey Weinstein, in court, expressed 'extreme disdain' but described himself as a 'full confession'.

Harvey Weinstein was first accused of rap and sexual harassment by women in October 2017 and has been charged by more than 80 women in total, which the producer has always denied.

It was only after allegations surfaced that the 'Me Too' campaign was launched worldwide.

The case against Harvey Weinstein was based on 3 charges, the first being a sexual assault and rap on an emerging actress Jessica Mann in a hotel room in 2013, the second being forcible sexual assault of production assistant Miriam Haley in 2006 and the third in the 1990s he had raped Annabella Shivera in her apartment.

The producers were convicted in the last two cases but were not convicted in the case of Annabella.

The Hollywood producer was convicted of third-degree rap in the Jessica Mann case and first-degree sexual assault in Miriam Haley's case.

The more serious case, however, was acquitted, with the possibility of a longer sentence.

Six women appeared before the jury and were also present in the courtroom on Wednesday.

Harvey Weinstein faces more rap and sexual assault cases in Los Angeles after New York.

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