NEW YORK – HOLLYWOOD producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for criminal sexual assault and third-degree rape.
He was sentenced on Wednesday by Judge James Burke to 20 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual act and three years in prison for third-degree rape. The sentences will run consecutively and they both come with five years of supervision after release.
Weinstein must also register as a sex offender.
His case had fuelled the #MeToo movement and encouraged women to speak out against sexual abuse.
He was already found guilty and was in court for sentencing. He told the court, “I really feel remorse for this situation.”
Weinstein said, “I feel it deeply in my heart. I will spend my time really caring and really trying to be a better person.
“I’m not going to say that these aren’t great people. I’ve had wonderful times with these people.”
Weinstein, 67, arrived to his sentencing hearing in a wheelchair and in handcuffs.