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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Weinstein was convicted on Feb. 24 on two out of five counts: criminal sexual act in the 1st degree and rape in the 3rd degree.

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Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in New York state prison for rape and sexual assault on Wednesday morning, according to multiple national outlets. 

Judge James Burke delivered the sentence after Weinstein was convicted on Feb. 24 on two out of five counts: criminal sexual act in the 1st degree and rape in the 3rd degree. He had faced up to 25 years in prison.

The sentencing concludes Weinstein’s New York trial, which first began on Jan. 6. 

Since a New York Times investigation about Weinstein by reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor was published in October 2017, more than 100 women have publicly accused him of sexual assault or harassment. His rape conviction was hailed by many observers as a #MeToo movement victory.

Weinstein was charged with additional sex crimes in Los Angeles the same day his sex crimes trial in New York began. He was charged by LA prosecutors with raping one woman and sexually assaulting another in separate instances in 2013.