On Wednesday the Harvey Weinstein trial finally came to a close as Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Weinstein was convicted last month for sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi and for raping Jessica Mann. Before today's sentencing, Weinstein was facing up to 29 years in prison. The defense sought a small sentence of only five years and argued that Weinstein would be unable to survive in prison no longer than five years. Additionally, the defense argued that Weinstein had already faced significant financial and personal losses due to the trial. Weinstein will likely serve his sentence in Rikers Island jail in New York.
Listen to this exciting (and final) episode of the Weinstein Trial Unfiltered as Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to prison.
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