Donald Trump Jr. recently posted a Tweet regarding the prison sentence of Harvey Weinstein. Here is what he wrote:
“Democrat mega donor and Obama/Clinton pal Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Why is it that one of the most vocal and financially supportive Democrats perhaps ever goes to jail for heinous crimes & that tidbit of info seems to be left out of all of the stores?”
Democrat mega donor and Obama/Clinton pal Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Why is it that one of the most vocal and financially supportive Democrats perhaps ever goes to jail for heinous crimes & that tidbit of info seems to be left out of all of the stores?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 24, 2023
It has been noted that Harvey Weinstein, the onetime Hollywood titan who has several accusations of sexual misconduct which ignited the #MeToo movement, was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in prison for the 2013 rape of an actress in Los Angeles.
The sentence, to run consecutively to the 23-year prison term that Weinstein, 70, already is serving for a sexual misconduct conviction in New York, made it all the more likely the Oscar-winning ex-producer will spend the rest of his life incarcerated.
Weinstein, seated in a wheelchair in brown jail garb, professed his innocence and implored the judge, “I beg your mercy,” moments before she pronounced his sentence. The two-hour proceeding unfolded in the same Los Angeles courtroom where a jury in December found Weinstein guilty of rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by a foreign object.
The charges stemmed from an assault on a former model and actress, identified in court as Jane Doe 1, at a Los Angeles hotel in February 2013.
Addressing the court through tears and a trembling voice near the end of Thursday’s hearing, the woman said she had been a “very happy and confident woman” until Weinstein raped her. Then, “I lost my identity. I thought for sure that no one could love me. I was heartbroken, empty and alone,” she added, choking back sobs.
The 16-year prison term handed down by Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench was more lenient than the maximum 24 years recommended by prosecutors.