Once-powerful Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted of rape in a landmark MeToo trial, was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday after he remained defiant during sentencing.
The sentencing was a landmark for the MeToo movement, which sparked a worldwide reckoning on sexual assault and harassment more than two years ago. .
Weinstein, a once-celebrated Hollywood producer, said ahead of his sentencing that he was worried about the movement’s implication for men and due process.
A jury convicted Weinstein last month of third-degree rape of Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress, and a count of criminal sexual act in the first degree against Mimi Haley, a former “Project Runway” production assistant.