NEW YORK (Reuters) – Previous motion picture producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in jail for sexual assault and rape just after supplying a rambling court statement sympathizing with guys accused of sexual misconduct throughout the #MeToo era.
The sentence was handed down in Manhattan prison court by Justice James Burke, with Weinstein’s attorney Donna Rotunno afterward denouncing the jail time period as “obscene” and “cowardly” and expressing the decide and jury “caved” less than the tension of the #MeToo motion in opposition to sexual abuse and harassment.
Weinstein was taken to New York’s Rikers Island jail adhering to the sentencing. Hrs afterwards, he was transported to Bellevue Medical center in Manhattan for “ongoing heart problems and chest pains,” Juda Engelmayer, a spokesman for Weinstein, stated in an email. Weinstein underwent surgical treatment at Bellevue to distinct a heart blockage very last week.
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