Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

While the industry he once called home has held him accountable for the disgusting things he did to women, the charges being filed against Weinstein by the New York City District Attorney are necessary.

Investigators in Manhattan are preparing to arrest Harvey Weinstein, the media mogul who has been accused of sexual assault by numerous women, according to The New York Times.

More than 100 women have since accused the 66-year-old of crimes ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape going back 40 years.

Weinstein, who is represented by the famous NY lawyer Ben Brafman, the same who had achieved in 2011, the dismissal of charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the case of the Sofitel, has always denied having had sexual intercourse "non-consensual".

Harvey Weinstein's choice of reading material for his surrender to NY authorities on Friday drew attention to a pair of entertainment biographies.

The exact charges against Weinstein still had not been made public early Friday.

Harvey Weinstein turned himself into police in New York City this morning to face criminal charges brought by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Harvey Weinstein attends a pre-BAFTA party hosted by Charles Finch and Chanel at Annabel's on February 11, 2017, in London.

Weinstein handed off the books at the police station, where he was booked quickly.

More than 75 women have made accusations against Weinstein, including actors Kate Beckinsale, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Rose McGowan and multiple others.

A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that the criminal sex act charge stems from a 2004 encounter between Weinstein and Lucia Evans, a then-aspiring actress who has said the Hollywood mogul forced her to perform oral sex on him in his office.

Harvey Weinstein attends amfAR's New York Gala honoring him in New York on February 10, 2016.

So long Harvey, we hope the women you abused for years are finally given the justice they deserve.

Since allegations against Weinstein were made public in October previous year, it's understood he's been staying at a rehab facility in the USA state of Arizona receiving therapy.

Evans tells The New Yorker that she's pressing charges. "I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't, '" she added.

Speaking outside court Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said his client will plead not guilty, and called the charges against him "not factually supported".

Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault, harassment, and/or misconduct by more than 80 women.

Companies he co-founded, Miramax and the Weinstein Co., were behind such hits as "Pulp Fiction", "Shakespeare in Love" and "The King's Speech".

It is the first criminal case to be brought against Weinstein since the revelations about him erupted last October and sparked the #MeToo movement. He agreed to electronic monitoring and to stay within NY and CT.

Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

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