Feb 29, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Preview: “Axios on HBO” interviews Weinstein Prosecutor Cyrus Vance Jr.

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Weinstein prosecutor Cy Vance: #MeToo changed how I see sexual assault cases

The 2017 #MeToo Movement changed Harvey Weinstein prosecutor Cyrus Vance's perspective on sexual assault cases, he told "Axios on HBO" in an interview which aired Sunday.

Why it matters: Vance originally declined to prosecute Weinstein in 2015 over sexual misconduct allegations. He's since faced calls to resign but says he has to "focus on the job" and not be distracted.

Preview: "Axios on HBO" interviews HUD Secretary Ben Carson

On the next episode of "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan sits down for an in-depth interview with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who discusses how he wants to build tent cities for the homeless. Watch the full interview on March 8 at 6pm ET/PT on all HBO platforms.

Harvey Weinstein lawyers ask for a five-year prison sentence

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Lawyers for disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein are asking a New York court to consider a five-year sentence for their client due to his health and age, Reuters reports.

Backdrop: Weinstein, 67, faces up to 29 years in prison after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. Allegations that Weinstein sexually assaulted and harassed women in Hollywood came to light nearly three years ago and helped spark the global #MeToo movement. He still faces charges of sexual assault in Los Angeles.

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