If Harvey Weinstein is tried and found guilty of rape, which seems likely, then he faces up to 20 years in the slammer.
But what about all those Hollywood and media sleazebags who knew about the serial and serious abuse and conspired to hide it?
What’s the jail time for aiding and abetting – or conspiracy?
Imagine being locked away with all those Hollywood harridans. It would be worse than hard labour.
A criminal charge of aiding and abetting or accessory can usually be brought against anyone who helps in the commission of a crime, though legal distinctions vary by state. A person charged with aiding and abetting or accessory is usually not present when the crime itself is committed, but he or she has knowledge of the crime before or after the fact, and may assist in its commission through advice, actions, or financial support. Depending on the degree of involvement, the offender’s participation in the crime may rise to the level of conspiracy.