- Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years behind bars for in LA on Thursday for his rape conviction.
- Weinstein will serve his term after finishing his 23-year NY sentence, also tied to a rape conviction.
- Here is a breakdown of the criminal and civil cases against the ex-producer from 2017 until now.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in prison in a Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday, almost exactly three years from the date he was first convicted of rape in a landmark New York trial.
Weinstein’s second sentencing brings to an end two of the most high-profile rape trials stemming from the 2017 #MeToo movement. On Thursday, Judge Lisa Lench ruled that Weinstein would serve 16 years in a Los Angeles County prison. He has been in Los Angeles since his extradition from Wende Correctional Facility in New York in July 2021.
The 70-year-old will now serve a cumulative 39 years behind bars for his rape convictions — effectively the rest of his life. In New York and Los Angeles, Weinstein and his various teams of attorneys maintained his innocence.
Weinstein has been accused by more than 80 women of sexual misconduct. Here is a timeline of the sexual assault allegations and rape convictions against the former movie powerhouse.
October 5-6, 2017 — After the New York Times reports that Weinstein had settled sexual assault claims with at least eight women over three decades, Weinstein apologizes in a statement and steps away from The Weinstein Company.
October 10, 2017 — Days later, The New Yorker publishes a scathing expose where 13 women alleged that Weinstein sexually assaulted them, including three women who accused him of rape.
October 2017 — The allegations against Weinstein helped spur the #MeToo movement, a term raising awareness about sexual assault coined by activist Tarana Burke and re-popularized in a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano.
May 25, 2018 — Prosecutors in New York charge Weinstein with four counts of criminal sexual assault against two women stemming from incidents in 2004 and 2013. Weinstein turned himself in and was released on a pre-negotiated $1 million bail.
June 2018 — Weinstein pleads not guilty to the first two charges and a third criminal sexual assault charge from 2006.
October 2018 — The sexual assault charge against Weinstein from 2004 is dismissed.
August 2019 — The former producer pleads not guilty to a second indictment involving the two New York sexual assault charges from 2006 and 2013, with a trial set for January 2020.
December 11, 2019 — The bankrupt Weinstein Company settles with dozens of women who accused him of sexual assault for $25 million.
January 6, 2020 — Los Angeles prosecutors charge Weinstein with four counts including forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and sexual battery, per the Los Angeles Times.
January 22, 2020 — Weinstein’s New York trial kicks off, where he faced five criminal sexual assault charges stemming from allegations made by hairstylist Jessica Mann in 2013 and former actress Mimi Haleyi in 2006.
February 24, 2020 — Harvey Weinstein is convicted on two of the five charges in New York, one third-degree count of rape related to Jessica Mann’s allegations and one count of first-degree criminal sexual act from a charge related to Mimi Haleyi’s allegations.
March 2020 — Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in New York state prison.
July 21, 2021 — Weinstein is extradited to Los Angeles where he is indicted by a grand jury on 11 counts of sexual assault against five women from between 2004 and 2013.
July 2021 — Weinstein pleads not guilty in Los Angeles to four counts of forcible oral copulation, four counts of forcible rape, two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual penetration by use of force.
October-December 2022 — Weinstein stands trial in Los Angeles on seven counts of sexual assault from four different women after prosecutors drop a fifth charging witness.
November 2022 — Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the first lady of California Governor Gavin Newsom, testifies at the trial as Jane Doe 4.
December 2022 — The months-long trial against Weinstein ends with jurors convicting on all three counts of sexual assault and rape related to Jane Doe 1, including forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by a foreign object, and forcible rape.
December 2022 —Los Angeles jurors were hung on all counts related to Jane Doe 2, and Jane Doe 4, who was identified as Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and acquitted Weinstein on a count of sexual battery related to Jane Doe 3.
January 10, 2023 — Weinstein’s attorneys appeal his New York conviction at the New York Supreme Court after an attempt at the appeals court was denied.
February 9, 2023 — Jane Doe 1 from Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial files a civil sexual assault lawsuit against Weinstein tied to the criminal charges, for emotional distress and negligence, seeking undisclosed damages, according to court documents.
February 23, 2023 — Weinstein is sentenced to 16 years in prison to be served after his 23-year New York prison term, for a total of 39 years behind bars.
Reuters contributed to this report.