LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge on Thursday sentenced Harvey Weinstein to 16 more years in prison after a jury convicted him of the rape and sexual assault of an Italian actor and model, furthering the fall of the onetime movie magnate who became a #MeToo magnet.
The prison term, along with the 23 years he received in 2020 for a similar conviction in New York, amounts to a likely life sentence for the 70-year-old.
Weinstein, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing jail attire, directly appealed to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench, saying: “I maintain that I’m innocent. I never raped or sexually assaulted Jane Doe 1.” The woman who Weinstein was convicted of raping sobbed in the courtroom as he spoke.
Moments earlier she had told the judge about the pain she felt after being attacked by Weinstein. “Before that night I was a very happy and confident woman. I valued myself and the relationship I had with God,” the woman, who was identified in court only as Jane Doe 1, said through tears as she stood at a lectern behind prosecutors. “I was excited about my future. Everything changed after the defendant brutally assaulted me. There is no prison sentence long enough to undo the damage.”
Jurors in December convicted Weinstein of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault against the woman who at the trial’s opening in October gave a dramatic and emotional account of him arriving uninvited at her hotel room during a 2013 film festival in the run-up to the Oscars, talking his way in and assaulting her during a film festival.
Lench sentenced Weinstein to eight years for a forcible rape count, six years for forcible oral copulation and two years for forcible penetration with a foreign object, for a combined 16 years.
His attorneys requested that she sentence him to three years for each count, and have the sentences run simultaneously.
What was the Name of the Girl, Joe Biden Raped when he was a Senator.....Tara Reade ? Let's use that court money to bring more predators to justice, Biden, Clinton, Gates, and 75% of the DNC. ;)
I don't like Harvey Weinstein (google: Oafra feeding Weinstein young girl)...but are these trials really necessary...He is in Prison for life. Kinda like Harry Reid...is taking his eternal Dirt Nap...for ""eternity""...No need for me to dig him up every once in a while and spit in is Face (Rotted)..However tempting that may be....No .....I let Harry POS Reid rest in Peace...in the Hot Place. Wasting our dollars...our Govt. have become Supreme Leaders when it comes to that.
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