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.


03/11/2020 3:22 PM
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  • Wendy J.
    4 days

    Finally that animal is off the streets.👏👏

  • Cocoy G.
    5 days

    Wow, what a P,! G throw the Ba$ Jail. And Throw. The key thats it for Bollywood

  • Henry B.
    06/26/2020 00:50

    Oh look, Hillary and the Democrats/liberals friend!

  • Rezza L.
    06/20/2020 02:28

    Amo ini Ang best friend Adton billionaire Na rapist Sab Sa Netflix Na ato Gi tan aw

  • Steef K.
    06/18/2020 12:10

    First you take THE money blrrrrrrr

  • Manukura H.
    06/16/2020 18:53

    Scum he is

  • Josh B.
    06/15/2020 06:37

    As Hollywood opened up about the alleged sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein, our reporter found that the industry had been making references about him in TV shows and awards programs for years.

  • Carolyn S.
    06/12/2020 18:17

    About time

  • Emmanuel v.
    06/12/2020 11:20

    You offered him sex for job then turn around to accused him, that is my opinion,he is a human.

  • Mario D.
    06/12/2020 02:09

    Thank God ,this shows he is a FAIR GOD,,He is not quick He is not too fast..He brought Justice to those who perfect time... Good that the law in your nation caught Harvey Winstein and put him behind bars.the Bible said, Be sure your sin will Find you Out..sin corrupt your life when you play on it.. you can enjoy a little season but it back fire you through heavy consequences .. keep cornering this brut and bad guys and put into justice,,no matter how big and powerful they're.. God bless every one stay safe.

  • Jannzoiexian L.
    06/11/2020 23:06

    all the same when convicted they use a wheel chair and need to be in hospital for's a trend now a days..

  • Cristian D.
    06/10/2020 12:37

    To late girls, they doing on this days this corporation to women to keep them jobs , is been like this for 1000 years

  • Cristian D.
    06/10/2020 12:30

    To much drama, now the women's want compensation because him is rich , they agree to sleep with him ,

  • Christopher M.
    06/09/2020 16:09

    Rot in hell, 🐷 pig..

  • Bee H.
    06/09/2020 14:09

    I'm glad he finally got convicted but what's sad is so many women had to join together for it to happen, if only a couple of women had come forward then he probably wouldn't have gotten any jail time or anything. It was the same with Bill Cosby a few women came forward and everyone brushed it aside.. why is it that we have to gather over 20 women to be heard? It's a big reason women don't come forward

  • Pyat S.
    06/08/2020 13:20

    graveha maniac oi

  • Helena D.
    06/03/2020 05:51

    The PIG !

  • Rick M.
    05/26/2020 00:35

    a fake news darling.

  • Rjay G.
    05/25/2020 16:36

    go to industry behind...most of the country women go for actresses encounter that.

  • Aga T.
    05/25/2020 10:18

    One thing is interesting here, it says back in 2000 there was investigation about it but due to lack of witnesses all was forgotten. Meaning all that famoues actresses who speak up now back than they were ok with it, why no one wanted to speak up 17 years ago as clearly he was doing it back than! They just wanted to be in his films, be famoues, they sold themselves. They were even thanking him in their acceptance speeches once they got oscars! I'm not taking his side in here, obviously what he was doing is wrong I just can't understand why they all kept silent for so long, why they did not do anything about it allowing this to happen for years.