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Weinstein lawyers seek mercy after his 'historic' fall

Posted at 4:11 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 04:13:19-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein say he only deserves five years in prison for his New York City rape conviction after already suffering a "historic" fall from grace and serious health issues.

They made the argument in court papers filed Monday in advance of the 67-year-old former mogul's sentencing on Wednesday.

He was convicted last month on rape and sexual assault charges.

His lawyers had contended at trial that any sexual contact was consensual.