38.6c New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2024
CelebStreet

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Gets 23 Years Of Prison Sentence For Rape And Sexual Abuse

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      14 March, 2020 11:03 AM      0 Comments
Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Gets 23 Years Of Prison Sentence For Rape And Sexual Abuse

The New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke on March 11, 2020 imposed a twenty years prison sentence on Harvey Weinstein for first degree criminal sex act and another three years for a third-degree rape case. 

The two sentences will run consecutively and thereby he shall serve a total of 23 years altogether. 

In a victim statement read out in court, it was said, “It is time people who rape other people pay with their life and the life they took.”

Lawyers representing Weinstein pleaded for the sentence to get to a maximum of five years. The Chief defense attorney Donna Rotunno focused on Weinstein's failing health as one of the factors for the reduction of sentence. 

The sex offender expressed his remorse about the situations. He said, “I’m totally confused, men are confused about all of this issue.” Further to which Weinstein went on to say: “I really feel remorse for this situation, I feel it deeply in my heart,” adding,“We may have different truths.”

After the sentencing, the district attorney in Los Angeles announced that extradition proceedings to bring him to face two charges relating to two additional west coast accusers will soon be carried out. 

Weinstein will be transported to a prison in upstate New York. 

This lengthy prison sentence has marked a major breakthrough in the legal treatment of sexual assaults in the wake of the #MeToo movement. 

Author - Dyuti Pandya



Share this article:

About:

Explore Comprehensive Legal Reporting with LawStreet Journal: Your Go-To Source for Supreme Court an...Read more

Follow:
TwitterLinkedinInstagram


Leave a feedback about this
TRENDING NEWS

baba-ramdev-acharya-balkrishna-offer-to-make-public-apology-in-sc-for-misleading-advertisements
Trending Judiciary
Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna offer to make public apology in SC for misleading advertisements

Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna offer public apology in SC for misleading ads, court deliberates acceptance.

16 April, 2024 01:57 PM
hymen-tear-or-genital-injuries-are-not-a-sine-qua-non-to-prove-penetrative-sexual-assault-in-pocso-case-rules-guwahati-hc
Trending Judiciary
Non-tear of the hymen is of no consequence in cases of penetrative sexual assault: Guwahati HC in POCSO case [Read Judgment]

Hymen tear or genital injuries are not a sine qua non to prove penetrative sexual assault, the Guwahati High Court has held in a case under the POCSO Act, 2012.

16 April, 2024 05:06 PM

TOP STORIES

sc-sets-aside-judgment-upholding-arbitral-award-against-dmrc
Trending Business
SC sets aside judgment upholding arbitral award against DMRC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court overturns arbitral award favoring Reliance Infrastructure subsidiary against DMRC, citing grave miscarriage of justice.

11 April, 2024 11:43 AM
delhi-hc-rejects-third-plea-for-arvind-kejriwals-removal-as-delhi-cm-blasts-petitioner-for-abuse-of-judicial-process
Trending Political NEWS
Delhi HC rejects third plea for Arvind Kejriwal's removal as Delhi CM, blasts petitioner for abuse of judicial process [Read Judgment]

Delhi High Court dismisses the third PIL plea before it seeking Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s removal as Chief Minister of Delhi, imposes Rs. 50,000 cost on petitioner.

11 April, 2024 03:29 PM
use-of-social-media-to-interfere-with-administration-of-justice-needs-serious-consideration-sc
Trending Judiciary
Use of social media to interfere with administration of justice needs serious consideration: SC [Read Judgment]

Supreme Court warns against social media misuse in legal matters, cautions against prejudicial posts interfering with justice.

11 April, 2024 05:44 PM
two-day-conference-on-april-on-technology-and-dialogue-between-sc-and-singapore
Trending Legal Insiders
Two-day conference on April 13-14 on Technology and Dialogue between SC and Singapore

Explore AI's role in law at the India-Singapore Supreme Court conference on technology, enhancing judicial processes and access to justice, April 13-14, 2024.

12 April, 2024 06:16 PM

ADVERTISEMENT


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email