Ex-Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Gets 16 More Years For Rape Charges

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Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 more years in prison Thursday for rape and sexual assault charges that span back to 2013.

The disgraced Hollywood mogul is currently serving 23 years for a different New York conviction, according to the BBC.

Over 80 individuals have brought sexual assault and rape claims against the former movie mogul, with some dating back to the 1970s, the outlet reported. Weinstein has continued to deny all allegations brought against him.

A Los Angeles jury convicted Weinstein of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault involving a model and actor, called Jane Doe 1 to protect her real identity, on Dec. 19, according to the BBC. (RELATED: Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty In Sexual Assault Trial)

Weinstein allegedly assaulted her in a hotel room during an Italian film festival in Los Angeles in February 2013, the victim testified.


Weinstein was acquitted during the same trial of sexual battery against another accuser. The jury did not reach a verdict regarding the three other sexual assault counts, including one involving Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom. A mistrial was declared, according to the BBC.

Weinstein initially faced up to 18 years in prison in Los Angeles but managed to avoid a 24-year sentence due to a disagreement between the jury as to whether the rape had been planned, or if the victim was “particularly vulnerable,” the BBC reported.

Weinstein is expected to appeal his sentence, according to the outlet.

This is a breaking news story and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.