Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was, on Wednesday, sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault. The 67-year-old Hollywood mogul, who was in custody following his conviction last month, came to the court on a wheel-chair for the sentencing, the BBC reported. Also Read - Harvey Weinstein, 68, Gets Coronavirus in Prison Serving 23 Years of Sentence For Rape And Sexual Assault

Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s most powerful figures, was convicted by the New York Supreme Court on February 25 for committing a criminal sex act in the first degree, and rape in the third degree. Also Read - Harvey Weinstein Hospitalised Due to Chest Pain After Receiving 23-Years of Imprisonment in Landmark #MeToo Case



The jury, comprising seven men and five women, came to the verdict after deliberating in the case for more than 26 hours over five days. They found Weinstein guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree for forcing oral sex on former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haley in 2006. On this count, he faced a minimum of five years and a maximum of 25 years jail term. Also Read - AIB's Ashish Shakya on How Everyone Learned And Moved on Post The #MeToo Episode

He was also convicted of raping a woman in a New York hotel in 2013 and faced a maximum of four years on this count. As per a few media reports, the court now ordered Harvey Weinstein to register himself as a sex offender. The former influential producer is reportedly facing charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles.



— With inputs from IANS