Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for assaulting aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a New York City hotel room in 2013, and of committing a criminal sex act for forcing oral sex on former production assistant Mimi Haley in 2006
Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years on rape and sex assault convictions (CBS)
The jury of seven men and five women at the New York supreme court took five days to reach their verdict.
The conviction marks the final comeuppance for a towering figure who wielded his power in the movie industry – as well as his commanding physical presence – over vulnerable young women seeking his help.
Harvey Weinstein found guilty (CNN)
Harvey Weinstein found guilty at rape trial (The Guardian)
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Hillary Clinton and Harvey Weinstein at a gala in New York in 2012
Among his biggest beneficiaries are President Barack Obama, whose daughter was an intern with Mr. Weinstein’s company this year. At a career workshop for high schoolers at the White House, where Mr. Weinstein was a guest several times, Michelle Obama called him “a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse.”
Mr. Weinstein is also a years long friend of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, for whose 2016 presidential campaign he was a major contributor and driving force, holding a fund-raiser in his home at one point. He’s raised money for Planned Parenthood, helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name and distributed a film, “The Hunting Ground,” about campus sexual assault.
Harvey Weinstein’s Money Shouldn’t Buy Democrats’ Silence (Editorial, New York Times)
Senators start giving away money Harvey Weinstein donated to them (Los Angeles Times)
New York Times Could Have Exposed Harvey Weinstein 13 Years Ago, Claims Former Reporter (Newsweek)