By our entertainment editors
Feb 23, 2023 at 8:35 PMUpdate: 3 hours ago
The well-known former American film producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison for raping a woman in 2013, a judge in Los Angeles has ruled after a jury found him guilty in December.
Weinstein was already sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 for sexual assault and rape. According to US media, it is likely that Weinstein, who is in poor health, will spend the rest of his life behind bars now that he has been convicted again.
Thursday’s case revolves around the rape of a former model and actress in a Beverly Hills hotel.
Weinstein became known worldwide at the end of 2017 when dozens of women – including famous actresses – accused him of sexual harassment and rape.
He abused his position of power in Hollywood to force victims into silence. The revelations about his years of misconduct sparked the MeToo movement.
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