Harvey Weinstein, the notorious Hollywood filmmaker and more than 80 women accused of sexual assault and harassment, was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Harvey Weinstein, 67, was charged February 24 last month with two women on charges of third-degree rap and first-degree criminal sexual activity.
Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing his former production assistant, Mamie Haley, in 2006 while the second was a sexual assault with Jessica Mann, an actress who wanted to work in 2013. I pleaded softly, saying that his client would be sentenced to at least 5 years, but the New York court rejected Harvey Weinstein’s plea and sentenced him to 23 years in prison.
Harvey Weinstein, for the first time, expressed his remorse at the court for the first time, saying that he was deeply sorry, I would spend most of my time just being a better person.
At a previous hearing on February 24, the court acquitted Harvey Weinstein of the most serious charge – habitually or as a victim of sexual harassment for a woman who could face life in prison.
On the other hand, in 2013, two women were subjected to sexual assault and harassment charges in Los Angeles.
Who is Harvey Weinstein?
It is to be noted that the New York Times’s spooky investigative report, published in October 2017, revealed the scandal after which a large number of women were exposed to Hollywood producer-conscious facts.
Following these revelations, the ‘Me Too’ campaign also began, in which women around the world, especially celebrities, broke their silence when they were harassed by men holding powerful and important positions.
The women leading the charge on Weinstein include Hollywood’s leading actresses Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and Heather Graham. Earlier, they were charged with several charges but could not be proved. In May 2018, Harvey Weinstein was arrested on the convictions he faces today.
Reaction on social media
Harvey Weinstein has been reacting on social media from all over the world, with the majority being women.
Human rights activist and founder of the Me To Campaign hashtag on social media, Tarana Burke, expressed surprise at the decision while responding to her tweet, many women thanked them for raising their voice against sexual harassment. British actress and radio host Jameela Jamie expressed her happiness at the court’s decision in her tweet and congratulated the women who made the decision.
British comedian and musician Rachel Sarah have said in response that Harvey has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for what he has done, but he also says it is a clear message to all these powerful people and to them. It must be understood that the world is changing.
Canadian human rights activist Farah Khan says the decision should be repeated to everyone so that everyone knows that sexual abuse is not premature but has long-lasting effects.
The journey from a successful filmmaker to a prison
Be aware that Harvey Weinstein was one of the most important Hollywood celebrities before the accusations, and earned numerous awards, with numerous successful films. His fall came after the allegations surfaced in October 2017. It started and expelled from the board of their own film company while the Hollywood gates were also closed.
After the accusations of Harvey Weinstein, the film’s world’s most prestigious award ‘Oscar-winning’ The Academy Award of Motion Pictures and Arts and Science was suspended.