Harvey Weinstein's sentence must be made public today

Harvey Weinstein, leaving New York court, February 21, 2020.
Harvey Weinstein, leaving New York court on February 21, 2020. Mary Altaffer / AP

This is a moment that is highly anticipated by the victims of Harvey Weinstein. The film producer, convicted of rape and sexual assault, will face his sentence Wednesday, March 11.

This cannot be less than five years in prison, since this is the legal minimum. Lawyers for the former Hollywood tycoon have asked for a sentencing sentence from judge James Burke, who will give a ruling in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday. "Given his age (67), they wrote, any sentence above the legal minimum (…) would amount to a life sentence. "

The man who was once the most powerful independent producer in the world faces up to twenty-nine years in prison on two counts – rape and sexual assault – for which he was convicted on February 24. However, he had been exonerated of the aggravating behavior "Predator", which could have earned him life in prison.

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