MeToo movement celebrates Weinstein condemnation

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                                        25. 02. 2020 17. 40              Online since today, 17. 40 o’clock                                                       Prominent actresses and women’s rights activists have hailed the former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for sexual crimes as a great success. This heralded a “new era of justice”, said Tina Tchen, President of the “Time’s Up” Foundation, which is fighting sexual harassment. “Today is a strong designate and a big step forward,” wrote actress Rose McGowan on the short message service Twitter.    This day is an ambitious day & an expansive step forward in our collective therapeutic— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) 24. February 2020 Even US President Donald Trump, who is accused of sexual assault by numerous women, described the verdict – a milestone in the “#MeToo” movement – as “strong message”. “I think it was a great thing from a women’s perspective,” he said today during his visit to New Delhi. Lawyers are planning appeals, but there has also been criticism that Weinstein had not been found guilty on all charges. The 67 year old can face up to 25 years in prison – Judge James Burke wants the sentence on 11. Announce March, until then Weinstein must remain in prison. After the verdict, however, he was initially taken to hospital for chest pain and high blood pressure. The former Hollywood producer accepted the verdict indifferently. According to his lawyer Arthur Aidala, he said: “I am innocent. How can something like that happen in America? ”The lawyers announced that they would appeal.                           
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