Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison following his conviction rape and sexual assault. Weinstein was a high profile figure in the film industry and New York society, known for associating with powerful people.

Weinstein was accused of sexual offenses by many women over several years. His accusers confronted him in court but the eventual conclusions of the jury were considered by some to be less than what Weinstein deserved. Nevertheless, the 67-year-old now faces a long prison sentence.

Weinstein will also have to register as a sex offender, though that will matter little to him while he serves a jail term. As some pointed out on social media, Weinstein could very likely die in prison if he serves the full sentence or even the bulk of it.

Weinstein won little sympathy by showing up to court with a walking frame but his trial and conviction have been a major part of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor