‘Cowardly’: Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer ‘overcome with anger’ by ‘obnoxious’ 23-year sentence

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/harvey-weinstein-sentenced-to-23-years-in-prison/wcm/65acb94c-ca5a-4cbe-b763-a844580ec3f8

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NEW YORK — Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexual assault and rape after giving a rambling court statement sympathizing with men accused of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. The sentence was handed down in Manhattan criminal court by Justice James Burke — a prison term that Weinstein’s lawyer Donna Rotunno denounced as “obscene” and “cowardly” and promised to appeal. A jury on Feb. 24 found Weinstein — once one of Hollywood’s most powerful men — guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann.