Weinstein indicted for rape and sexual assault in NY

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in New York

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Rape in New York

Weinstein was sacked from the company he co-founded and expelled from the organization that bestows the Academy Awards last fall after The New York Times and The New Yorker published articles about his treatment of women, including multiple allegations that he groped actresses, exposed himself to them or forced them into unwanted sex.

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges involving at least one of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

In a declaration filed on May 3 in the Weinstein Co's bankruptcy proceedings, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Mr Weinstein was a "principal target" of an investigation being carried out by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan.

Harvey Weinstein has left a police station in handcuffs to head to court to face rape, criminal sex act and other charges.

Weinstein was sacked from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Producers Guild of America following detailed allegations of harassment and abuse published by The New York Times and The New Yorker in October.

Hollywood's disgraced film producer, Harvey Weinstein, handed himself in to NY police today, Friday.

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

Weinstein's lawyers have said allegations that he forced himself on women were false.

The official says the film producer will be charged with committing a criminal sex act in a 2004 encounter with an aspiring actress who told a magazine he forced her to perform oral sex.

NY police have also confirmed a credible rape allegation against Weinstein after "Boardwalk Empire" actress Paz de la Huerta accused him of raping her twice at her NY apartment in late 2010. "Today, we have made a step closer to justice", said this ex-actress, who is said to have been raped by Weinstein at Sundance in 1997, and have signed a confidentiality agreement.

Weinstein was charged in NY on Friday with rape and a criminal sex act in attacks on 2 women.

His British fashion designer wife is divorcing him, his homes are being sold and he must now suffer the indignity of surrendering his passport and being fitted with a GBC monitor out on a $1 million cash bail.

"I came of age in the '60s and '70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different", the 66-year-old said in a weird statement in October that apologized for yet appeared to justify his behavior. Al Franken, chef Mario Batali, casino magnate Steve Wynn and, most recently, Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex. The federal investigation followed an early probe carried out in Manhattan regarding whether or not Weinstein had engaged in financial fraud regarding his fund-raising tactics with the amfAR Organization.

"We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorised by his vast network of complicity".

Louise Godbold, a British woman living in Los Angeles, said the phenomenon of global support that has sprung up with allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein and others "was the honeymoon". The New York Post/Page Six reported that the charges will likely be related to her allegations.

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