Harvey Weinstein charged with rape in NYC

Danny Woods
May 27, 2018

We believe that they are constitutionally flawed. Weinstein raised his eyebrows as he heard it.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police in New York City on charges of rape and sex abuse.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

Standing alongside his defence attorney, the former Tinseltown power broker looked glum during the brief arraignment, agreeing to post bail at $1 million cash, surrender his passport and be fitted with a Global Positioning System monitoring device. Los Angeles Police Captain Billy Hayes confirmed on October 19, 2017 that the department was investigating Weinstein after an unnamed woman told police that the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted her in a hotel in 2013, according to the Times.

After getting a standing ovation from Kelly's studio crowd, McGowan, who was one of Weinstein's earliest, best known accusers, described her morning as "surreal" adding, "It's real". Asked "What can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "No".

Weinstein faces rape and criminal sex act charges.

Lucia Evans, who said Weinstein forced her into oral sex in 2004, is thought to be one of the women whose cases triggered charges. She was among the first women to speak out about the producer.

The victim in the rape case has not been identified publicly.

American film producer Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to police on sex crime charges.

Benjamin Brafman said that Weinstein should not be tried for the prevailing Hollywood culture, and insisted that he had not acted criminally.

She didn't report the incident to police at the time, telling The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow that she blamed herself for not fighting back.

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape in NYC

Weinstein is expected to be charged with raping one woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, the Times reported, citing unidentified law enforcement officials.

"I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't, ' " she told the publication, adding that in the end, "He's a big guy".

"Anyone know where I can get front row seats?!"

The charges followed a months-long investigation that involved the Manhattan district attorney's office. Some women's groups, including the Hollywood activist group Time's Up, accused the Democrat of being too deferential to Weinstein and too dismissive of his accusers.

A grand jury has been hearing evidence in the case for weeks. That investigation is in its preliminary stages.

More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing around the globe.

Numerous complaints against Weinstein stemmed from encounters too long ago to be prosecuted under New York's statute of limitations, law enforcement officials said. NY authorities have been investigating the disgraced producer for months, under growing pressure from Hollywood actresses to bring him to justice, and their probes are ongoing. Because it's all true. "It's both", she said.

Authorities in California and London also are investigating assault allegations.

Evans' allegations added to those of dozens of other women, who claimed that Weinstein had engaged in a vast range of sexual misconduct dating back almost four decades, ranging from inappropriate touching to incidents of rape.

Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein started his now-bankrupt company after leaving Miramax, the company they founded in 1979 and which became a powerhouse in '90s indie film with hits like "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love".

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