Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to appeal Los Angeles rape and sexual assault conviction, which could land him nearly another 18 years in prison. Weinstein, who is already serving a 23-year prison sentence following his 2020 New York City conviction on similar charges, “is determined to continue his legal process to finally prove his innocence,” a spokesperson said.
“Harvey is obviously disappointed with the verdict”the statement added, noting that the testimony on which his conviction was based “provides a solid basis for an appeal.” The 70-year-old former movie “king,” who produced award-winning hits like “Pulp Fiction” and “The Artist,” was convicted on Monday of raping and sexually assaulting a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2013, after a trial that analyzed how he abused his power in Hollywood to assault many actresses with impunity.
After a two-month trial, jurors agreed with one of the four women who accused him. However, they did not reach a verdict on the charges of two other women and found him not guilty on the charges brought by the last woman.