Harvey Weinstein Has Been Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison
The Harvey Weinstein Saga is coming to a close, with a judge delivering his sentence in a New York courtroom earlier today.
The disgraced movie mogul received 23 years for his crimes. The sentence includes 20 years for a criminal sexual act, and another three years for third-degree rape.
This sentence comes after jurors dismissed the most serious allegations against the fallen movie mogul. Had he been convicted of all charges, he would have most certainly served life in prison.
If he doesn’t die in prison, Weinstein–who is currently 67-years-old–will be released when he is 90.
Weinstein’s defense team tried to argue for house arrest with an ankle bracelet, citing Weinstein’s failing health.
The Judge was not swayed on this issue, though he did agree to house Weinstein in a prison infirmary unit.
Weinstein’s defense team has stated that they plan on appealing this decision.