Harvey Weinstein’s two ex-wives refused to vouch for him before a judge, who sentenced the disgraced film mogul and convicted sex offender to prison for 23 years.
He had desperately asked Eve Chilton, his first wife and former assistant, and his second wife Georgina Chapman, a British actress and fashion designer, to put in a good word in with the judge following his February 24 conviction for sex crimes in a landmark #metoo case, according to the New York Post .
Both, however, refused to submit letters on his behalf, a source tells the New York Post. Judge James Burke on Wednesday sentenced Weinstein to 20 years on a criminal sex act charge for forcibly performing oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006.
Burke also sentenced Weinstein to 3 years for third degree rape for an attack on actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
Weinstein, 67, who is in poor health and will not be eligible for parole for 20 years, could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison after his sentence was handed down in Manhattan’s criminal court.
Weinstein, without the ex-wives, was left with support from only a few, including his best friend, retired physician Bill Currao.
Currao had appeared in court for most of the trial to show his support, the source told the Post. Weinstein, without the ex-wives backing him up, was left at the mercy of Judge James Burke on Wednesday, who sentenced the disgraced film mogul (pictured in court in an artist’s rendering) to 23 years […]