After being found guilty of sexual assault charges in December of 2022, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in prison, Thursday.

Weinstein, 70,  could have served up to 18 years for the convictions he received for one count of rape, one count of sexual penetration by foreign object and one count of forcible oral copulation,

The Los Angeles trial went on for weeks, and included testimony from the first lady of California, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who accused Weinstein of raping her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2005.

While the charges related to Newsom did not reach a conviction, Weinstein was found guilty from charges related to one of the four accusers, who was identified as “Jane Doe 1.”

“What Harvey Weinstein did to me was the worst,” Newsom said in a video posted to Instagram Thursday. “His assault was excruciatingly traumatic and for years, he walked away unfettered, while I spent years nursing my wounds. I’ve tried all sorts of therapies trying to make sense of it all, trying to heal the physical manifestations of trauma. We break women by ignoring the very real ramifications of sexual assault and violence against them. This entire process has been one of the hardest experiences of my life. But the most important takeaway is that we all have a role to play in healing this culture in which violence against women is the norm.”

Weinstein remained steadfast that he was “set up” in this case, claiming he never knew Jane Doe 1.

“Please don’t sentence me to life in prison,” Weinstein said. “I don’t deserve it.”

The 16 years for this conviction in Los Angeles will be added to a 23-year sentence that Weinstein is serving for a rape conviction in New York.

Weinstein still faces two counts of indecent assault in London, after an alleged incident with a woman in 1996.

The former film producer was known for founding the Miramax production company, best known for releasing films such as  Sex, Lies and Videotape, Pulp Fiction and The English Patient.

The first accusations of sexual assault came in 2017, with indictments claiming multiple incidents occurred from 2004 and 2013.




































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