American billionaire film financier, Harvey Weinstein has just been sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday for sexual assault.
When he was allowed to speak, he said:
“I’m worried about this country,” he began. “We are going through this crisis right now in our country, it started basically with me. I was the first example and now there are many men who have been accused of abuse, something I think that none of us understood.”
“It is not the right atmosphere for the United States of America,” he said. “Everybody is on some kind of blacklist. I had no power. Miramax was a small company. I couldn’t blackball anybody.”
“I think possibly men like myself, like Dalton Trumbo — they said they were Communists, and now there’s a scare, just like that now.”