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Weinstein’s 23-Year Sentence Signals Shift in #MeToo Justice

  • Former mogul faces another trial in Los Angeles for assault
  • Ex-prosecutor: ‘It’s a death sentence for Harvey Weinstein’
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Harvey WeinsteinPhotographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg
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Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year prison sentence was met with gasps in a New York courtroom Wednesday morning.

Now, as Weinstein plans his appeal and Los Angeles County begins extradition proceedings for its own prosecution, lawyers and victims’ advocates say the harsh punishment signals an important shift in the legal landscape for sexual assault cases.