Disgraced Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of rape and committing a criminal sexual act. First, Weinstein earned 20 years in prison for committing a criminal sex act in the first degree. He then earned 3 years for rape in the third degree. After serving his sentence, he will be under post-release supervision for ten years.
Coming in to today’s sentencing, Weinstein faced as little as five years, but earned closer to the maximum of 29 years. If he serves his entire sentence, he would be 90 years old when re-enters society. Furthermore, he would be 100 years old if he serves the complete sentence and fulfills the decade long post-release supervision.
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Arriving to today’s sentencing, Weinstein said he believed that “thousands of men are losing due process” and that he was losing faith in the country. He later added that he had “no great powers” and was unable to “blackball anyone.”
“He is going to jail — but no amount of jail time will repair the lives he ruined, the careers he destroyed, or the damage he has caused,” Silence Breakers, a group representing Weinstein’s accusers, responded.
Moving forward, Weinstein will face legal accusations of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles. He has yet to enter a plea in that case.