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Harvey Weinstein was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after a judge handed him a sentence of 23 years in prison for the rape of one woman and for the sexual assault of another.

"We are incredibly appreciative of the level of care and attention the NYC Dept. of Corrections is showing regarding Mr. Weinstein's medical condition," his spokesperson Juda Engelmayer told Page Six.

On Wednesday following the verdict, his lawyer slammed the judge for giving the convicted rapist such a stiff sentence.

"That sentence that was just handed down by this court was obscene," lawyer Donna Rotunno told reporters outside Manhattan Supreme Court according to CNBC.

"That number did not speak to the evidence that came out at trial. That number did not speak to the testimony that we heard," she said. "That number did not speak to evidence, nor did it speak to justice."

Weinstein has always maintained his innocence.