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.
To read his full court statements at the court hearing read CNN
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.
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These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake.He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .” The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” He said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava ❤