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Harvey Weinstein Bags 23 Years Imprisonment for Sexually Assaulting Two Women

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New York Supreme Court Judge, ‘James Burke’ sentenced Harvey Weinstein who was a former movie mogul to 23 years in prison on Wednesday for Sexual assault which is longtime enough to destroy someone’s career.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Weinstein flanked by his defense attorneys, listened during his sentencing in a Manhattan courtroom, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in New York. Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.

The verdict came after Weinstein was convicted on Feb. 24 on charges of committing a Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree and third-degree rape (He Reportedly Wanted Jennifer Aniston who was his victim Killed) according to released court documents. The conviction was related to accusations by two women who testified to being sexually assaulted and raped by Weinstein during the 2000s.

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In addition to the prison sentence, the 67-year-old will be registered as a sex offender in the state of New York.

“This was a miscarriage of justice from the beginning of the process until now,” “His sentence doesn’t commensurate with the conviction and we believe on appeal, the court’s prejudice and the Prosecution’s looseness with evidence and procedures, along with the extreme biases that faced Mr. Weinstein before he walked into the courtroom, the evidence will show that this case had no merit.” Said one of the representatives for Weinstein.

Burke gave Weinstein 20 years in prison, plus five years of supervised release for the first-degree conviction, along with three years in prison on the third-degree count.

Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance said, “We thank the court for imposing a sentence that puts sexual predators and abusive partners in all segments of society on notice. We thank the survivors for their remarkable statements today and indescribable courage over the last two years. Harvey Weinstein deployed nothing less than an army of spies to keep them silent. But they refused to be silent, and they were heard. Their words took down a predator and put him behind bars, and gave hope to survivors of sexual violence all across the world.”

Addressing the judge prior to the sentencing, Weinstein said, “I have great remorse for all of you. I have great remorse for all women. I really feel remorse for this situation. I feel it deeply in my heart. I am totally confused,”

He added: “I think men are confused about all of this…this feeling of thousands of men and women who are losing due process, I’m worried about this country. This is not the right atmosphere in the United States of America.”

The two accusers also spoke before the sentencing:

“It scared me deeply, mentally and emotionally,” one woman who was assaulted told the judge. “What he did not only stripped me of my dignity as a human being and a woman but it crushed my confidence.”

The other woman added, “I don’t know how to explain the horrors of being raped by someone who has power. The impact on the psyche is profound. Rape is not just one moment… it is forever.”

Weinstein’s trial began since January, 6th and he has faced five charges and was convicted on two. His attorney Donna Rotunno had argued prior to sentencing for a shorter prison sentence, due to the former producer’s “long list of illnesses.” The lead prosecutor in the case argued for “the maximum or near the maximum” sentence, which would have been up to 29 years.

Since last Thursday, Weinstein has been held at Rikers Island Correctional Center after undergoing a heart procedure. Following the sentencing he will be transferred to New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

The Silence Breakers, a group of Weinstein accusers, which includes Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette, and Rose McGowan, released a statement on the sentencing Wednesday.

“Harvey Weinstein’s legacy will always be that he’s a convicted rapist,” the group said. “He is going to jail – but no amount of jail time will repair the lives he ruined, the careers he destroyed, or the damage he has caused.”

On Twitter, a number of accusers and their supporters reacted to the news;

Mira Sorvino @MiraSorvino

“23 years. Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his crimes of rape and sexual assault. I literally cried tears of amazement, gratitude that the justice system has worked on behalf of all of his victims today.”

Sarah Ann Masse’s new favorite number is 23!!!

@SarahAnnMasse

“CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF US WHO SPOKE UP AND TOLD OUR STORIES! This is the result of the brave women, the #SilenceBreakers, and especially the women who took the stand in this trial. Harvey Weinstein, you’re a proven rapist and abuser and you will sit in jail for 23 years.”

Rosie Perez @rosieperezbklyn

“23yrs!!! Convicted and Sentenced! Today the world shifted that much more for justice! May my dear friend Annabella Sciorra and all these brave women continue to heal and finally find some peace with this victory! #HarveyWeinsteinGuilty https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1237756801090805761 …”

The New York Times @nytimes

“Breaking News: Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes, a stunning downfall for a Hollywood mogul whose abuse of women ignited #MeToo https://nyti.ms/2IC7ztk”

Ellen Barkin @EllenBarkin

“23 years. God bless you, Jessica Mann, Mimi Hayley and all 108 survivors for your courage and fight. Thank you Ronan Farrow. Thank you Judge Burke. Thank you to the jury. Thank you for believing survivors. Thank you for changing the future for us all.”

Jodikantor @jodikantor

“23 years for Harvey Weinstein. @mega2e and I just witnessed it for ourselves. Weinstein was cuffed to his wheelchair then rolled away. The women who testified sobbed afterwards. Irwin Reiter, his accountant of 30 yrs who secretly helped us break the story, sat just behind.”

However, Time’s Up said, “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,” the statement continued. “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.”

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#BlackIsKing :Beyoncé Flexes her New Visual Album ‘Already’ (Video)

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Early Friday morning (July 31), fans joyously unwrapped Beyoncé’s visual album Black Is King on Disney+.

Designed to be a re-imagination of the 2019 film The Lion King, Queen Bey looks to recreate the Black experience, mainly for young African American boys and girls on the project.

Studded with an army of talented dancers, actors and famous guest stars, Beyoncé’s passion project is a crystal-clear illumination of the importance of Black pride and excellence.

Beyoncé’s Black Is King is roaring into existence with a little help from a ferocious music video.

After dropping her new visual album Friday morning on Disney+, the icon released an accompanying clip of the project’s tune “Already” featuring Major Lazer and Shatta Wale.

The video sees Beyoncé shifting from stylized indoor locales to sprawling outdoor environments, including a scene where she’s perched in a tree covered in vivid body paint.

“Already” originally appeared on Beyoncé’s 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, which the singer created with inspiration from Disney’s photorealistic remake — for which Beyoncé also voices a character — of the classic 1994 animated feature.

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In addition to new music, Black Is King also features guest appearances by Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, and Jay-Z, and tells a re-imagined version of The Lion King‘s narrative focused on communicating lessons “for today’s young kings and queens” to absorb.

Watching ‘Black Is King’ film, you would learn how Beyoncé Gives Hope to Young Black Kings:

Her words of affirmation: “If you think you are insignificant, you better think again,” “you’re part of something way bigger” and “we are winners” are poignant and vital to Blacks who have been scarred by the claws of racial injustice and prejudice.

She also stated that “Black Is Regal & The Star Power Proves It.” With Beyoncé dictating the tempo, Queen B enlisted a bevy of superstar talent to anchor her visual album.

However, The biggest gem proves to be “Brown Skin Girl” with star cameos led by Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, and Beyoncé’s daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi.

Beyoncé didn’t hold back in spreading the wealth in terms of locations. The iconic singer travelled to Belgium, West Africa, London, New York and Los Angeles to helm her hour-plus long film.

The singer even shot some vibrant scenes right at home. “It all started in my backyard,” she told GMA. “So from my house to Johannesburg, to Ghana, to London, to Belgium, to the Grand Canyon, it was truly a journey to bring this film to life.”

The film ‘Black Is King’  portrays the Values the Essential Black Community holds. The 90-minute film masterfully exudes the importance of family, female empowerment, self-identity, beauty and more.

The striking re-imagination is noble, as Beyoncé and company attempt to remedy the numerous tragedies endured by Blacks, specifically when it comes to police brutality.

By pouring out uplifting messages throughout the film, BIK is a sincere reminder that no battle can drown the swagger and confidence of Blacks in America.

With songs like “Freedom” and “Formation” at her disposal, Bey valiantly sacked the issues of police brutality and praised the valor of African American women.

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Burna Boy Collaborates with Sam Smith for a New Album ‘My Oasis’ Set to be Released Today

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Burna Boy Collaborates with Sam Smith for a New Album ‘My Oasisset to be released Today
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The British multiple award-winning singer, Sam Smith on Wednesday, July 29, announced he is collaborating with a Burna Boy for a new album named ‘My Oasis’.

He took to instagram and twitter to announce this new collaboration. In his post he said “My Oasis” comes following Smith’s decision back in March to postpone and rename their third studio album.

Originally titled To Die For and slated for a May 1 release, the singer revealed in an Instagram post that the timing and title of the album didn’t “feel right” to them, but promised fans that “I am still going to bring out some new music over the next few months.”

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Sam Smith and Burna Boy’s “My Oasis” will be released today (July 30) at 2:20 pm ET. Everyone have their different opinion on this collaboration.

However, Nigerians reacted positively to the announcement and one fan said Burna Boy being on the track would help revamp Sam Smith’s career.Check out the full teaser below:

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Domak Shelter Ltd. Set to Giveaway N10 Million to the Face of Domak

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Domak Shelter Ltd. Set to Giveaway N10 Million to the Face of Domak
Domak Shelter Ltd. Set to Giveaway N10 Million to the Face of Domak

A Leading real estate firm in Nigeria ‘Domak Shelter Ltd.’ is set to giveaway N10 Million to anyone who emerges the winner of the Face of Domak.

Face of Domak is a laudable project. The first of its kind in the history of the real estate industry in Nigeria launched few days ago by Domak Shelter Ltd. It’s actually a unique marketing competition platform and concept, designed to market all products and services of Domak.

 The Nigeria publisher, Author, Entrepreneur and business executive, Lady Vivian Lam, popularly known as Queen Mother was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Face of Domak.

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The project was unveiled at the inauguration and dinner ceremony of Face of Domak 2020, which was held in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Friday 24th July 2020.

 Speaking with the press, the new CEO of Face of Domak, Lady Vivian Lam expressed gratitude to God Almighty and her amiable Boss, Amb. Kingsley Azonobi- the MD/CEO of Domak Shelter Ltd. over her new appointment. She pledged her utmost commitment and assured him greater results from the project.

Enerst Anyanwu a.k.a. Washington DC, Vivian Lam and the CEO Domak Group- Amb. Kingsley Azonobi

She further stated that the aim of launching the Face of Domak project is to solely market and promote Domak products and services, ranging from lands, real estate development, construction services, and all kinds of structural management.

 “However, with the new marketing concept and approach, Domak Shelter Limited is sure to have a new market boom”, she concluded.

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According to Vivian, the Face of Domak contest will feature 50 marketers/ Contestants who will battle within 2 months for the Star Prize of 10million naira, a brand-new car, a trip to Dubai, 1 year wardrobe allowance, and an Ambassador of Domak.

However, the role and responsibilities of Vivian Lam would also major on defining a lead path, through innovative initiative to ensure that the long- and short-term development goals of Domak Shelter Limited is achieved, thereby ensuring awareness of a competitive landscape, explicate opportunities and an expanded exposition of creativity.

Stay tuned….

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