Parole should combine support with supervision, aiding people with housing, employment, training and counseling to drive down failure and help people succeed. That’s the fairest and best way to promote public safety.
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years on sex crime convictions in New York on Wednesday, following a landmark trial that spotlighted Hollywood power dynamics, predatory sexual violence and complex questions about the nature of consent and coercion.
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday in a New York courtroom to 23 years in prison, the culmination of a case that fueled the global #MeToo movement and encouraged women to speak out against sexual abuse.
Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse film producer whose downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes on Monday after a trial at which six women testified that he sexually assaulted them.
"This is a big day. This is a new day," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. "This is the new landscape for survivors of sexual assault in America, I believe, and this is a new day. It is a new day because Harvey Weinstein has finally been held accountable for crimes he committed."
Harvey Weinstein left court in handcuffs on Monday, after a New York jury found him guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.