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The rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein

He’s just been sentenced to 23 years in prison. Here’s how Harvey Weinstein went from Hollywood power-player to convicted rapist. (via Brut News)

The Trials of Harvey Weinstein

Trigger warning: rape mention

Starting in October 2017, more than 80 women, famous and anonymous, have accused the producer of sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape. Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, are among those who have spoken out. After the investigations were published, Harvey Weinstein “sincerely apologized” for his behavior with colleagues in a statement, while also denying the accusations of “non-consensual sex,” before retreating to a rehab center.

"I do think he is a symbol of power oppression, more than anything, that we’ve all experienced, so he is a collective face of the man of nightmares, right? … The complicity machine is who I hold even more in judgment than him because there's something wrong in his brain. What is their excuse? But he wasn't protected just by Hollywood, Hollywood deified him. He was their cult leader, and I would know, I grew up in one. I know how that goes,” Rose McGowan, one of the key victims testifying, says in archival footage.

The trials

On May 25, 2018, he appeared before the court and was charged with rape and sexual assault. On February 24, 2020, Harvey Weinstein was convicted for criminal sexual assault in the first degree of his former production assistant, Mimi Haleyi, in 2006, and rape in the third degree of the young actress Jessica Mann, in 2013. But the jurors declared the former producer not-guilty of the rape of the actress Annabella Sciorra, which would have triggered the aggravating circumstance of “predatory” sexual behavior. Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers said they planned to appeal the verdict. After a heart operation, the former producer was taken to the infirmary unit of Rikers Island jail on March 5, 2020. As of Wednesday, he has been sentenced to twenty-three years in prison and must register as a sex offender.

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03/11/2020 3:22 PM
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169 comments

  • Rae F.
    2 days

    Harvey ur welcome in my place people her love sex

  • Christopher D.
    2 days

    See if that wall would have been built he wouldn't have been able to do those crimes. Build that wall! Build that wall!

  • Figen S.
    2 days

    Rot in hell

  • Cory A.
    2 days

    Hope he gets passed around like a joint.

  • Belga B.
    3 days

    That's why we need Robin Hood to eliminate this kind of animal....

  • Sandra C.
    3 days

    He is not special in any case, most of his kind is doing this and continue to do so... just a famose but lil digger

  • Kristina G.
    3 days

    He is positive for Coronavirus now so that just might be his ultimate life sentence!🤷‍♀️

  • Brett K.
    4 days

    A lot of them waited till they had fame n fortune before speaking up, then jumped on the bandwagon, doesn't say much for them.

  • Big-Papas B.
    4 days

    All of Hollywood sells their souls! Get back to the foundation of who we really are!

  • Deng C.
    4 days

    Hilary is the epitome of political corruption, she's one of Weinstein powerful friend. That is why the Democratic party is in a rot, since Bill became president twice.

  • Charlie A.
    4 days

    Is this guy jewish?

  • Abu M.
    4 days

    She worked hard for the fame and money. True sad deception of modern world civilization.

  • Bob J.
    4 days

    Democrats best friend.

  • DS C.
    4 days

    GOD has his ways of “punishing “ those who simply gone “berserk” or overboard The spoken individual will now pay “hefty sufferings” for his evil deeds on this mortal world n will even suffer much worse “after life” -

  • Daniel H.
    4 days

    Well if they werent so concerned with their careers they could have stopped him a long time ago so the women are just as guilty

  • Apo K.
    4 days

    Can someone put a bullet in that filthy pig's head?

  • Alyssa H.
    4 days

    I hope he got life in prison cause he deserves nothing less 🤬😡

  • Ralph H.
    5 days

    Ohhhh....ACTRESS....! .

  • Steven H.
    5 days

    What a SHAME Guy.

  • Peter A.
    5 days

    Bury the rest of them rose been going on b4 the depression