With the growth of the MeToo movement and the influx of women who came forward to share their stories of sexual assault and rape at the hands of the former movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein’s terrible career of sexual abuse and lousy power use came to an end in 2017.
Years after committing sexual offences, Weinstein was given a second sentence. In February 2020, Weinstein was found guilty of his first conviction for two counts of aggravated sexual assault and was given a 23-year prison term.
Weinstein’s Los Angeles County punishment was recently handed down after over three years.
In 2020, Weinstein was charged with criminal sexual assault in the first-degree and third-degree rape, two of the five felonies brought against him in New York County court.
The two women who testified against him were Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress, and Miriam Haley, a former “Project Runway” production assistant.
However, the most recent Los Angeles County trial was centred on Jane Doe 1. Weinstein was found guilty of “forced oral copulation, forcible rape, and penetration with a foreign object,” according to Meghann Cuniff’s Substack, a legal affairs writer.
Due to this conviction, the disgraced Hollywood tycoon will now serve even more time in prison.
Jane Doe 1, a former actress and model who accused Weinstein of raping her in her hotel room in February 2013, was once more the victim of three sex crimes for which he was found guilty.
He had been incarcerated in New York for 23 years during this incident. It appears that the 70-year-old will pass away in prison because these sentences are scheduled to be served consecutively.
Legal affairs reporter Meghann Cuniff noted on Twitter that the disgraced billionaire had submitted a last-minute appeal during the sentencing hearing, pleading with the judge to “please don’t give me a life sentence. I am not worthy of it. There are several challenges in this case. ”.
Cuniff claims that before this sentence, Weinstein asked for a new trial because two jurors had divergent opinions based on information about Jane Doe 1’s connection to another witness of they were unaware.
“That is untrue. I wasn’t present. Weinstein is in court and adamantly defending his innocence. However, Judge Lisa Lench of Los Angeles County turned down his request for a new trial and imposed the appropriate penalty.