DEVELOPING: Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison, Faces More Charges in LA

Originally published at: DEVELOPING: Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison, Faces More Charges in LA | Sean Hannity

Former Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in a New York City courtroom Wednesday for rape and other sexual assault charges.

“A jury made up of five women and seven men found the 67-year-old movie producer guilty last month of raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on TV and film production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006. Weinstein was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair,” reports NBC New York.

Weinstein faces additional charges in Los Angeles that could bring more jail-time.

“We thank the court for imposing a sentence that puts sexual predators and abusive partners in all segments of society on notice,” District Attorney CY Vance said in a statement.

“We thank the survivors for their remarkable statements today and indescribable courage over the last two years. Harvey Weinstein deployed nothing less than an army of spies to keep them silent. But they refused to be silent, and they were heard. Their words took down a predator and put him behind bars, and gave hope to survivors of sexual violence all across the world,” he added.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: NBC New York