Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for rape and sex assault
Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs after a hearing to change his counsel at New York Supreme court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on convictions for rape and sexual assault.


Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his home in 2006, and he had faced a maximum of 29 years in prison.

The soon-to-be-68-year-old Weinstein told the court that he and other men facing allegations in the #MeToo movement were confused by accusations they didn't understand.

“Thousands of men are losing due process," Weinstein told the court. "I’m worried about this country."