Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein (born 19 March 1952) is a Jewish American former film producer and convicted sex offender. He and his brother, Bob Weinstein, co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced successful independent films. After leaving Miramax, Weinstein and his brother Bob founded The Weinstein Company, a mini-major film studio. He was co-chairman, alongside Bob, from 2005 to 2017.

In October 2017, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape against him, Weinstein was dismissed from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. More than 80 women had made allegations against Weinstein by October 31.[1] On May 25, 2018, he was arrested and charged with rape and other sexual offenses involving women.[2] On March 11, 2020, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison.[3][4]

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