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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

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By Whitney Vasquez

Harvey Weinstein is headed out of Hollywood and into the big house. The 67-year-old disgraced movie producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison early Wednesday morning after being convicted of rape. The once-powerful Hollywood bigwig remained defiant in court addressing the judge and his accusers ahead of the sentencing announcement. Speaking to his several accusers who were present with most testifying against him, Harvey Weinstein said, "I have great remorse for all of you. I have great remorse for all women." Page Six's Elizabeth Wagmeister was also in court and kept followers up to date on today's court sentencing and tweeting what Harvey Weinstein was saying.

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He's 'Still Confused' Over #MeToo

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According to Wagmeister, Harvey Weinstein said he was "totally confused" about the #MeToo Movement which his actions sparked. "I think men are confused about all of this...this feeling of thousands of men and women who are losing due process, I’m worried about this country...this is not the right atmosphere in the United States of America," he allegedly stated in the courtroom. The Page Six correspondent also took a video of the women -- including actress Rosie Perez -- walking out after sentencing with several onlookers "clapping and shouting 'Justice!'" Some of the accusers can also be seen crying together in the hallway.

DA Releases Statement:

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The District Attorney, Cy Vance Jr., released a statement following Harvey Weinstein's sentencing. "We thank the court for imposing a sentence that puts sexual predators and abusive partners in all segments of society on notice. We thank the survivors for their remarkable statements today and indescribable courage over the last two years," he said. "Harvey Weinstein deployed nothing less than an army of spies to keep them silent. But they refused to be silent, and they were heard. Their words took down a predator and put him behind bars, and gave hope to survivors of sexual violence all across the world.”

Hollywood Speaks Out:

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A jury convicted Harvey Weinstein in February of third-degree rape of Jessica Mann, who was an aspiring actress. They also found him guilty of one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree against Mimi Haley, who was a production assistant on "Project Runway." After the first accusation of Harvey Weinstein came out, it caused a ripple effect in Hollywood with several A-list actresses speaking out against inappropriate actions in the workplace. Stars like Salma Hayek, Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow have spoken out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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