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BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis, Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement after sexual predator Harvey Weinstein was sentenced today to serve twenty-three years in prison.


“Today’s verdict brings a sigh of relief and a victory for survivors of sexual violence everywhere. Unfortunately, it is rare that the law works to the advantage of survivors, but today is different—and the bravery and resiliency of each of the accusers cannot be understated. These incredible women helped kick-start a national movement that has empowered survivors to break their silence and subsequently brought countless abusers to account. There are no winners in this situation, but I commend the Court for taking these accusations seriously. By standing with survivors, we are continuing to shed light on the prevalence of sexual violence while showing abusers that their time is up,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis

New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis represents the 45th Council District, which is comprised of  Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, & Kensington in Brooklyn, NY. She is a member of the committees on Civil Service and Labor; Economic Development; Education; Finance; Housing and Buildings; Youth Services; and Justice System. Council Member Louis is the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Vice Co-Chair of the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus.