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Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault

One of the two victims of Harvey Weinstein leaves the court in New York (United States) with a raised fist and to applause. The American producer was sentenced Wednesday March 11 to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, it's almost the maximum sentence. Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on February 24, but the jury acquitted him on two other counts which could have sentenced him to life.

Harvey Weinstein expressed no remorse. In his defense, he even presented himself as a victim of the feminist movement #MeToo. “The sentence is obscene and odious. Murderers will be released from prison before Harvey Weinstein. This sentence shows the pressure exerted by certain movements and by public opinion“Her lawyer Donna Rotunno said. About a hundred actresses have charged the 67-year-old film producer, but only two complaints have been upheld.

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