D.A. Vance: Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison


March 11, 2020

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of HARVEY WEINSTEIN, 67, for sexually assaulting Miriam Haley in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann in 2013. The D.A.’s Office recommended the maximum sentence of 29 years and WEINSTEIN was sentenced to 23 years in state prison. On February 24, 2020, a New York State Supreme Court jury found the defendant guilty of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree and Rape in the Third Degree.

“We thank the court for imposing a sentence that puts sexual predators and abusive partners in all segments of society on notice,” said District Attorney Vance. “We thank the survivors for their remarkable statements today and indescribable courage over the last two years. Harvey Weinstein deployed nothing less than an army of spies to keep them silent. But they refused to be silent, and they were heard. Their words took down a predator and put him behind bars, and gave hope to survivors of sexual violence all across the world.”

Assistant D.A.s Joan Illuzzi-Orbon (Special Counsel to the D.A.) and Meghan Hast (Deputy Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit) handled the prosecution of this case, with assistance from Harriet Galvin (Director of the Legal Writing Program) and under the supervision of John Irwin (Chief of the Trial Division) and Carey Dunne (General Counsel).

The following individuals also provided valuable assistance with the investigation and prosecution: Executive Assistant D.A. Michael Sachs (Chief of the Investigation Division); Assistant D.A.s Christopher Conroy (Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau), Shannon Goldberg (Chief of the Litigation Support Unit), Christopher Prevost (Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit), and Maxine Rosenthal; Deputy Chief Investigator Jonathan Reid and members of the D.A.’s Investigation Bureau; Investigative Analysts Annie Clark, Emily Hogan, and Alyssa Marino; Paralegal Danny Mejia-Cruz; former Assistant D.A.s Jennifer Gaffney, Rachel Hochhauser, Brendan Tracy, and Kevin Wilson; and former Investigative Analyst Stephanie Littell.

Defendant Information:

HARVEY WEINSTEIN, D.O.B. 3/19/1952

New York, NY

Convicted:

  • Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, 1 count
  • Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 23 years in prison