Harvey Weinstein turns himself in on criminal charges

31 May, 2018, 20:05 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in New York

"According to the Associated Press, actress Rose McGowan says in response to Weinstein's expected surrender that "she's "'still in shock'" that Harvey Weinstein will finally be appearing in court in New York City, and she sees it as a win for all of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, stood behind the statement which he has given since the story broke.

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 Weinstein will be charged with a sex crime - the first criminal charge since his sexual-harassment scandal broke in October 2017.

The charges followed a months-long investigation that involved the Manhattan district attorney's office.

It was revealed Wednesday that months after the New York Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé revealed how Weinstein abused his power, preying on actresses with whom he had a professional relationship, the producer may also face federal charges.

It is not clear yet if Weinstein will also face federal charges.

"We heard these stories (about Weinstein) after a man accused of sexual assault and harassment from multiple women ascended to the highest office in the country", she said.

"We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you", she tweeted Friday morning.

Weinstein was understood to have had his mugshots and fingerprints taken at the station, close to his former Miramax office in Tribeca and the Manhattan townhouse he once shared with his estranged wife.

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Those documents included emails that he said showed that women who have accused Weinstein of violent assaults later exchanged friendly messages with him.

The statute of limitations for rape in NY was eliminated in 2006, but not for attacks that happened prior to 2001.

As part of a bail package negotiated in advance, he will put up $1 million in cash and will agree to wear a monitoring device.

"I can say this, the man who pinned me down had handcuffs on him today", she told NBC's Megyn Kelly in an interview shortly after the arrest.

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.

Scores of women have come forward to allege sexual misconduct from Mr Weinstein, ranging from inappropriate comments to rape.

The one-time Democratic Party donor, who hobnobbed with Hillary Clinton and once had a personal fortune estimated at $150 million, was hit Friday for the first time by criminal charges, following an avalanche of civil lawsuits.

In February 2018, The Weinstein Company, which was co-founded by Weinstein filed for bankruptcy following a last-ditch deal failed.

It is the first criminal case to be brought against Weinstein since the revelations about him erupted last October and sparked the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

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