Weinstein lawyers seek 5 year sentence after his ‘historic’ fall

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NEW YORK (AP/WEHT) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein say he only deserves five years in prison for his New York City rape conviction after already suffering a “historic” fall from grace and serious health issues.

They made the argument in court papers filed Monday in advance of the 67-year-old former mogul’s sentencing on Wednesday.

He was convicted last month on rape and sexual assault charges.

His lawyers had contended at trial that any sexual contact was consensual.

He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison for the criminal sex act charge and up to 4 years in prison for the rape charge.

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(This story was originally published on March 10, 2020)

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