Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys desperately pleaded for a light 5-year minimum sentence claiming he would die in prison if it was any longer for his third-degree rape and first-degree sexual assault charges.
But the judge handed down a 23-year sentence, only two years lighter than the maximum, which means that he will likely die in prison, especially given his declining health.
Weinstein desperately tried everything under the sun to escape the iron fist of justice, including how he reportedly begged these two Clinton-loving Democrats to save him.
Not only was Harvey Weinstein sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence on March 11th – although not lengthy in the eyes of his accusers – the convicted rapist and disgraced former Hollywood super-producer also faces similar sex crime charges in Los Angeles, California.
It’s likely Weinstein wouldn’t have been lucky there even if he somehow got lucky in New York City.
But probably the most jaw-dropping is that he really did believe he got a bad rap saying after he was convicted, “How could this happen in America?” He even said, “I’m innocent, I’m innocent, I’m innocent,” over and over again.
Weinstein preyed on, threatened with physical violence and ruined careers of desperate actresses for decades. In fact, he’s been accused of doing that to 87 different women.
It was also revealed in court documents that he once wrote an email saying, “Jen Aniston should be killed.” It just goes to show you what kind of person he truly is/was.
There’s absolutely no way Weinstein thought he would get away with it. Not only was the evidence overwhelming, and internally knowing exactly what he did to these women – but would an innocent man think to seek help from Clinton-loving Democrats like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former Mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg, or Apple CEO Tim Cook?
It was revealed in the other unsealed court documents, the former co-founder of The Weinstein Company and Miramax not only reached out to the aforementioned but also, vice chairman of NBCUniversal Ron Meyer and chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos.
Apparently, they were all pretty chummy at one point.
He wrote to Bloomberg in an October 2017 email just days after the Me Too Movement swept the country, “Dear Michael, My board is thinking of firing me. All I’m asking for is, let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling whether it be in a facility or somewhere else, and allow me to resurrect myself with a second chance. A lot of the allegations are false, and given therapy and counseling, as other people have done, I think I’d be able to get there. I could really use your support or just your honesty if you can’t support me.”
In an email to Bezos, Weinstein wrote, “There are many false allegations and over time, we’ll prove it but right now I’m the poster boy for bad behavior. I don’t need you to make any public statements — just a private one to my Gmail… saying that you support me getting therapy and the help I need before the board fires me.”
In his plea to the court for a light sentence, the Academy Award winner professed that he hasn’t spoken to any of his three children since the story broke in October 2017 and that he feared he would never see them again if given longer than five years.
In fact, it seems as though everybody in his family wants nothing to do with him.
His co-founder brother of both The Weinstein Company and Miramax, in a court document unsealed, wrote to him, “U deserve a lifetime achievement award for the sheer savagery and immorality and inhumanness (sic,) for the acts u have perpetrated. I pray there is a real hell. That’s where u belong.”
Dave Chappelle once joked in his comeback special “Revolution” that he met OJ Simpson four times throughout his career. And on the fourth time, it was at the Kentucky Derby – following Chappelle’s controversial exit from his hit Comedy Central show – that Simpson asked to get a picture with him. Chappelle responded with an emphatic no saying his career was to “flimsy” to survive that one.
If Harvey Weinstein attempted to reach out to Hillary or Bill Clinton, that’s Chappelle’s rationale is probably what they thought too.