You Can Bet on the Outcome of Harvey Weinstein’s Sentencing Hearing

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Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces up to 29 years in prison when he is sentenced in a New York court later this week. Photo by @kj_dickerson (Twitter)
  • Harvey Weinstein faces up to 29 years in prison when he sentenced in a New York Court this week
  • The disgraced Hollywood producer has attempted to garner public sympathy during his trials on five sex-related charges
  • Get all the odds on how Weinstein’s day in court will go in the story below

Harvey Weinstein will learn his fate in a New York court on Wednesday, with the odds that the disgraced Hollywood producer is handed a prison sentence of over 10.5 years pegged at a short -130 odds.

Length of Harvey Weinstein’s Sentence Odds

Result Odds
Over 10.5 Years -130
Under 10.5 Years -110

Odds taken on Mar. 9

Convicted on Two Charges

Weinstein was convicted on two charges in a highly publicized trial last month and faces a prison sentence ranging between five and 29 years. The 67-year-old was found guilty of rape in the third degree, for which he can be jailed for up to four years, while his conviction on the charge of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

Prosecutors in the case have been zealous in their pursuit of a severe sentence that reflects his “lifetime of abuse towards others, sexual or otherwise”, and have asked the judge in the case to take into account “his total lack of remorse for the harm he has caused, and the need to deter him and others from engaging in further criminal conduct”.

While Weinstein was acquitted on three additional charges, there has been no shortage of women who have stepped forward to tell their stories of abuse at the hands of the man who was responsible for producing such films as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, and The King’s Speech. Among those who have claimed to have been sexually assaulted or harassed are actresses Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie, with the revelations providing the spark for the #MeToo movement that has rocked Hollywood over the past three years.

Indeed, anything less than a lengthy sentence that could potentially have Weinstein spend the rest of his life behind bars would likely be met with a backlash, both by his accusers and in the media, in general.

Odds Weinstein Cries in Court After His Sentencing

Result Odds
Yes -200
No +150

Weinstein Portraying Himself as a Sympathetic Figure

That hasn’t stopped Weinstein from seeking sympathy from the public prior to, and during, his trial. Weinstein hasn’t hesitated to portray himself as frail before the cameras outside the courthouse, getting around with the assistance of a walker. But while a key accuser was brought to tears on the witness stand during the trial, the New York City native has yet to endure any public outbursts of emotion. At least not yet.

That could all change at this week’s sentencing hearing, particularly in light of the rough time that Weinstein has endured during his brief stay at Rikers Island. With his walker not permitted in the facility, Weinstein has had to get around under his own steam after reportedly undergoing a surgical procedure to address “heart palpitations”.

Confined to a tiny cell, Weinstein reportedly suffered a bad fall over the weekend, and suffered a concussion, adding injury to insult. And given his bleak prospects, a wager on him crying in court following his sentencing offers plenty of value at -200.

Odds What Color Tie Weinstein Wears to His Sentencing

Color Odds
Black +100
Blue +300
Gray +300
Red +700
Pink +1000

Dressing in Black Strangely Appropriate

What may be harder to predict is how Weinstein will be dressed for what may be his final public appearance for the foreseeable future. Regularly appearing in court dressed in a suit, Weinstein has built up a conservative track record when it comes to his preference for tie colors, often showing up wearing a blue tie. But given the less than joyful circumstances surrounding his next appearance, wearing black would be strangely appropriate, and a solid bet as a +100 favorite.

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