Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To Authorities On Sexual Assault Charges

26 May, 2018, 10:59 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in to Police to Face Sex Crime Charge in NYC

These are the first criminal charges against Mr Weinstein, who already faces a raft of civil lawsuits.

More than 70 women have accused Hollywood mogul of sexual misconduct, including rape, with some allegations dating back decades.

Weinstein used nondisclosure agreements to confidentially settle claims with women.

The #MeToo movement has seen people around the world come forward with cases of sexual mistreatment, leading to the downfall of powerful men across industries, including Oscar victor Kevin Spacey.

Asked about the raft of other allegations against Weinstein, Mr Brafman said the case was a question of crime, not bad behavior. His bail was set at $10 million, and he paid a $1 million cashiers check to post bail, while also surrendering his passport and agreeing to the judge that he would not travel outside of NY state and CT without permission from the judge, and also agreed to wear a Global Positioning System tracking device.

Judge Kevin McGrath released Weinstein on $1m bail, with constant electronic monitoring and a ban on traveling beyond NY and the neighbouring state of CT.

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the NY police on Friday.

Weinstein arrived at a NY police precinct holding Richard Schickel's biography of the late stage and film director Elia Kazan and Todd Purdum's Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution.

About 90 minutes later, Weinstein was led by officers into court in handcuffs, grimacing, with his head bowed and his books nowhere in sight.

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Weinstein's accusers will hope Brafman's assumptions are incorrect. This is a huge blow to the #MeToo movement: it means employers have the right to bar employees from bringing sexual harassment or even assault claims in civil court, and that a group of employees who were, say, harassed by the same manager, can not band together and bring a case.

"I would rather be ready for that kind of coverage and his trial, than just coverage of him golfing in Scottsdale, so I will be ready for it", she said.

The night before on Thursday evening she posted about his arrest and said: 'I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein's survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. The initial investigations into Weinstein have created massive ripple effects in the film industry and many other industries, and across the world. The board of the Weinstein Co fired him and the company filed for bankruptcy in March.

Rose McGowan has been one of the most vocal of Harvey's victims; she has accused him of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

In 2017, Weinstein was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Evans, now a marketing consultant, told The New Yorker that Weinstein approached her in a club in 2004 and assaulted her in a Tribeca office. "It was rape and sexual assault". "We believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence".

Police officers removed Weinstein's handcuffs after Illuzzi finished speaking. The district attorney said his decision was based on the merits of the case.

Journalist Ronan Farrow's articles in The New Yorker helped expose disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct.

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. Music producer Phil Spector was convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2009, but only after a mistrial on those charges two years earlier. It was unclear whether prosecutors would seek to have other Weinstein accusers testify against him in court. Zelda Perkins, Weinstein's former assistant, told FRONTLINE that she and a colleague - who accused Weinstein of trying to rape her - signed a non-disclosure agreement.

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