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Harvey Weinstein jailed for 23 years in rape trial

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Weinstein pleaded for mercy in a New York courtroom Wednesday before receiving a twenty three year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault as NPR's Rose Friedman reports attorneys for the former. Hollywood producer are vowing to appeal. Weinstein's lawyers had asked for him to receive the minimum sentence of five years arguing that he was a first time offender with a history of raising money for various charities. Instead the judge handed down a sentence that was closer to the maximum in a statement outside the courthouse. Weinstein's lawyer Donald called the twenty three year sentence. Obscene that number was of noxious There are murderers. Won't get out of court faster than Harvey Weinstein will That number spoke to the pressure of movements and the public terribly wolf one of the women who testified at the trial that Weinstein had raped her called the occasion joyous Rose Friedman. Npr News New

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