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BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in jail

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault charges. The sentence came down Wednesday in New York City.
Barrett Wilson Montreal, QC

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault charges according to ABC News. The sentence came down Wednesday in New York City.

He is sentenced to 20 years for first-degree criminal sexual assault for an incident with "Project Runway" production assistant Mimi Haley and three years for third-degree rape for an incident with Jessica Mann whose name has become public for the first time after she told the DA's office that she had no objection to being named.

ABC reports that "Weinstein was 'despondent and dejected' as he prepared for sentencing after being convicted earlier this month of sexually assaulting the two women, according to a spokesman.

"He's not doing well," Juda Engelmayer ABC News. "He's looking at the rest of his life and feeling dejected and despondent."

The spokesman said that many friend were willing to write character letters in support of Weinstein but "every single person insisted on writing an anonymous letter to protect their own reputations."

"It shows you that even people who want to support you publicly would be vilified for doing so," Engelmayer said.

The sentences will run consecutively.

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