The most powerful reactions to Harvey Weinstein’s monumental sentencing

The most powerful reactions to Harvey Weinstein’s monumental sentencing

“Let us be free”

BY Business Chicks, 5 min READ

In the week following International Women’s Day, Harvey Weinstein has today been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault convictions.

The sentence came after over 100 women made public accusations against the former movie producer, including sexual harassment and rape.

From the journalists involved in breaking the original story to those who made allegations against him, we’ve summed up some of the most powerful reactions.

Jodie Kantor

Jodie Kantor, a New York Times investigative reporter and author of She Said, was the first to break the story about Weinstein’s behaviour.

Mira Sorvino

Actress Mira Sorvino was one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment in 2018 and that he caused damage to her professional reputation. She has since become a strong advocate for strengthening sexual assault laws in New York.

Reese Witherspoon

Rose McGowan

During The New York Times’ investigation into Weinstein, it was found that actress Rose McGowan received a settlement from Weinstein following sexual harassment allegations she made against him in 1997.

Kristin Davis

Ronan Farrow

Published for The New Yorker in 2017, Ronan Farrow was one of the dedicated journalists who investigated allegations against Weinstein and help raise the voices of other women.

Megyn Kelly

Monica Lewinsky

You can read more about some of the most powerful moments for women here.


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