LOS ANGELES, CA — Statement by Jane Doe #3 and her civil counsel, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks of Katz Banks Kumin, and Genie Harrison of Genie Harrison Law Firm, APC, regarding today’s sentencing in the case of The People v. Harvey Weinstein.
Jane Doe #3’s statement:
“Today, justice prevailed for survivors. No woman has to fear Harvey Weinstein again as he will never leave prison. I testified against Harvey Weinstein, staring that monster in the eyes for three days in a brutal trial during which Weinstein’s lawyers tried to smear me and all of his accusers, claiming that Harvey was the victim of the #MeToo movement. Today, the court rejected this notion and gave Harvey what he deserved – the maximum sentence possible.”
Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Genie Harrison, civil counsel for Jane Doe #3 stated:
“We are incredibly proud of our courageous client, Jane Doe #3, and grateful to the other survivors who came forward against twice convicted rapist and sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein. Society owes a debt of gratitude to the brave women who ended Weinstein’s reign of terror as one of the most prolific sexual abusers in history. It is fitting that he will live out the reminder of his miserable life behind bars.
“Along with our client, we urge all survivors to report sexual abuse as soon as possible after it happens. As always, we believe and stand with the survivors.”