Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

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      Harvey Weinstein used to be one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

      But today, he learned that he'lll be spending a very long time in prison after Judge James Burke imposed a 23-year sentence.

      It came after a dramatic trial in which the former movie mogul was convicted of sexually assaulting a former production assistant, Mimi Haley, and actor Jessica Mann.

      More than 80 women have made allegations against Weinstein, whose actions triggered the #MeToo movement.

      Early in the trial, Weinstein's legal team sought Burke's recusal, claiming that he had shown "animus" toward their client.

      Burke refused to do this.

      After the New York Times broke the story on October 5, 2017, of Weinstein's long-term history of abusing women, some Hollywood stars chose to remain silent.

      Not Vancouver's Seth Rogen.

      On October 7, 2017, he tweeted that he believed all the women coming forward, noting that it took bravery for them to do this.

      The next day, Weinstein was fired by his company's board of directors. And two days later, the New Yorker published allegations from 13 more women, including three allegations of rape.

      That was later followed by a string of allegations from major Hollywood stars, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Salma Hayek.

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