Harvey Weinstein case: the latest news

Scandalous stories are quite common in Hollywood, but the story that broke on October 05, 2017 was very special. It all began when the New York Times revealed that several women had accused the very illustrious producer, Harvey Weinstein, of harassment and sexual assault. The serious allegations broke the internet, here is a summary of the affair.

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On October 05, 2017, the New York Times revealed that the producer had been harassing actresses within his team for almost 3 decades. The worst part is that he always came up with a way to stifle these affairs. Unfortunately for the producer, the victims are getting more courageous and making this information public.

The New Yorker dug into the case, revealing names of some of the alleged victims. Soon enough, the victims in question began to speak. Movements were created on social networks and demonstrations against men with similar behaviour organised. This was undoubtedly one of the most closely-followed affairs of the time.

In 2018, the first rape charge in 2013 was made official, as was a sexual assault case in 2004. Following this, Harvey Weinstein was battling one case after another. In 2019, Annabella Sciorra accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault back in 1993. This made his case even more complicated. He even had to change his team of lawyers.

The verdict

On February 24, 2020, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by the Manhattan jury. Unfortunately, he was not convicted for his most serious charges and the jury did not recognise his “predatory” behaviour. Harvey Weinstein is said to have spent 25 years in prison, according to rumors. As a reminder, this man attacked more than 80 women and three of them suffered aggravated rape.

We will know more about the man’s final sentence on March 11, 2021. In the meantime, rumours suggest he could actually spend 25 years in prison. Legally speaking, his stay in prison could last between 5 and 29 years. In general, the public is quite satisfied with the jury’s decision.

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