Many people have been speculating rather any jail time would be given to big-wig American film producer Harvey Weinstein. Although he didn’t testify during the court hearings, he did however make a few statements moments before his sentencing of 23 years in prison was handed down to him for two felony charges in a New York state court room. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance thanked the court for “imposing a sentence that puts sexual predators and abusive partners in all segments of society on notice” in his statement. He added, “We thank the survivors for their remarkable statements today and indescribable courage over the last two years.
In a small voice of remorse, he defended his relationships with the women who testified against him, stating he was ‘confused’ allegedly. The ‘privileged’ movie mogul, who lived a life being the popular cool kid on the scene of the elite went on to boast about the charity money he raised after big world disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and the 9/11 attacks. He also discussed his children and how they are no longer talking to him.
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After the horrific crimes were punishable in the court of law, actress Kate Beckinsale best known from her work in the trilogy ‘Underworld’ recounted a pass incident with the disgraced tycoon that left her distraught in tears. She made an announcement on her Instagram regarding him screaming obscenities’ at her while she was at his home, for not wishing to attend a movie premiere after the world trade attacks. She went into full detail about how he yelled at her and called her derogatory names during the ‘Serendipity’ movie release. She expressed that his sentencing is a ‘huge relief’. Read her comments below.
Now that the jury has reached a verdict and news of the sentencing for Harvey Weinstein has been delivered do you think he will do his full time? His legal affairs are hardly over, and his 5 children now have to deal with the pain and embarrassment of their father living his remaining days in jail. His two youngest children ages 9 and 6 may be subject to also visiting their 67 year-old father in jail. Between his current age and his poorly declining health, Weinstein may not see the end of his 23-year sentence, after which he would be 90 years old. He is also due to having the process extradited, since he is also facing similar charges in California. Details are unfolding about the situation more and more each day, but it seems as though prosecutors in Los Angeles will have prior accusers testify there as well.