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WEINSTEIN SENTENCED TO 23 YEARS IN PRISON, VOICES SYMPATHY FOR MEN


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday for his sexual assault and rape convictions last month after delivering a rambling statement to the court expressing sympathy for men accused in the #MeToo movement while saying he is trying to be “a better person.”

The sentence was handed down in Manhattan criminal court by Justice James Burke. A jury on Feb. 24 found Weinstein - once one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures - guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann.


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