Harvey Weinstein to be sentenced in New York on rape conviction

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Harvey Weinstein to be sentenced in New York on rape conviction

Harvey Weinstein , the titan of Hollywood turned convicted rapist, will learn his fate on Wednesday morning when he is sentenced at the New York supreme court to a spell in prison that could range from five to 29 years. Weinstein’s lawyers say ‘remarkable accomplishments’ warrant light prison sentence

Read more The fallen movie mogul will make one final appearance in courtroom 99 having had an eventful first two weeks in custody since he was convicted on 24 February of two counts of sexual assault. In that time he has had heart surgery and was said by his spokesman to be “miserable”.

His woes could get considerably worse when he faces James Burke, the judge presiding over his prosecution who will deliver the sentencing. Burke is being encouraged by New York prosecutors to hand down a very lengthy sentence given the disgraced film producer’s “lifetime of abuse”.

Weinstein, 67, was found guilty of raping a woman whom the Guardian is not naming because her wishes over identification are not clear, as well as forcing oral sex on a production assistant Miriam Haley. If the maximum sentences of the two convictions were combined, the most severe punishment the judge could have imposed would have been 29 years in prison.

Since he was convicted, Weinstein has been moving between a secure wing of Bellevue hospital in Manhattan where he underwent heart surgery in which a stent was fitted and the North Infirmary of Rikers Island where he now resides. His spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, […]

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