“We are committed to keep fighting until everybody is safe at work and in the pursuit of their careers” TIME’S UP Foundation
On 11 March 2020, Judge James Burke sentenced Harvey Weinstein to 23 years in prison for his February conviction of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. Tina Tchen, president and CEO of the TIME’S UP Foundation, issued the following statement in response:
“First and foremost, we are grateful for the courage and strength of Mimi Haleyi, Jessica Mann, Annabella Sciorra, Dawn Dunning, Tarale Wulff, and Lauren Young, who bravely testified in court, and we remain in solidarity with the more than 100 survivors who suffered abuse, harassment, and rape at the hands of Harvey Weinstein. The trauma of sexual assault and harassment is lifelong – we can only hope that today’s sentence brings all of the survivors of Harvey Weinstein some measure of peace.
“We also hope that these women take pride in knowing the impact they have had on our culture at large. Whether by inspiring more survivors to come forward and seek help, changing how the justice system responds to sexual violence, or leading corporate boards to hold more CEOs accountable for toxic workplace culture, the social change catalyzed by these survivors has been nothing short of transformational.
“TIME’S UP is committed to keep fighting until everybody is safe at work and in the pursuit of their careers, no exceptions.”
Proceeding separately against Harvey Weinstein are:
- a criminal case brought by the Los Angeles District Attorney involving charges of “forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force, and sexual battery;”
- federal sex trafficking charges;
- an ongoing investigation by British authorities; and
- about a dozen civil lawsuits related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and retaliation.