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Harvey Weinstein surrenders in NYC to face sex abuse charges

Harvey Weinstein surrenders in NYC to face sex abuse charges

The disgraced film producer turned himself into NYPD's 1st Precinct, where he was reportedly booked for arraignment.

Since October 2017, more than 90 women have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

Prosecutors said the former movie mogul "used his position, money and power" to allegedly lure young women and abuse them sexually, CBS2's Andrea Grymes reported.

Kelly sat down with McGowan for the first half of her show Friday, where the #MeToo activist spoke about the arrest and her crusade to take down the man who she accuses of raping her 20 years ago.

Weinstein, who has not entered a plea, has consistently denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.

Weinstein was a fixture of elite Manhattan and Los Angeles society until his accusers came forward. We seek justice for women and all people who have been harassed and abused in the workplace.

Asked about the raft of other allegations against Weinstein, Brafman said the case was a question of crime, not bad behavior. His travel will be restricted to NY and CT. He left through a courthouse back door less than three hours after his arrest. He is expected to be released on bail, but not before he surrenders his passport and is hooked up to an electric monitoring system. The grand jury is still hearing evidence in his case.

Mr Weinstein turned himself in to police in the city earlier in the day.

"We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you", McGowan tweeted during Weinstein's arraignment. Asked "What can you say?" he mildly shook his head and softly said "No".

Weinstein was charged with rape and a criminal sex act, both felonies.

Weinstein made no comment as he walked into the 1st Precinct police station in Manhattan at about 7:30 a.m, to surrender to authorities. He was arraigned later that morning, and was charged with rape in the first degree for two alleged incidences involving two different women in 2013 and 2014. Evans said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him at the meeting. She was among the first women to speak out about the producer.

"This is an emotional moment".

The Hollywood mogul has faced accusations of sexual harassment and assault from dozens of women.

The powerful mogul became an outcast last fall after investigations from the NY Times and the New Yorker revealed a history of intimidating women and allegations of sexual assault.

Police set up a sting in which the woman recorded herself confronting Weinstein. "The arrest and ensuing charges are the results of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office", the NYPD said.

Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City Friday morning following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

A former fixture in the most elite entertainment circles of Manhattan and Los Angeles, Weinstein has spent time in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the New York Times said he sought treatment for sex addiction. Another aspiring actress, Mimi Haleyi, said Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in his NY apartment in 2006. That's the most awful part of it, and that's why he's been able to do this for so long to so many women: "people give up, and then they feel like it's their fault".

Miramax, the company he founded with his brother, Bob, in 1979 helped reinvent independent cinema with hits like "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love". The Weinstein Co. found success with Oscar winners "The Artist" and "The King's Speech".

Mr Weinstein was sacked past year from his production firm, the Weinstein Company, which later filed for bankruptcy. The charges happening all these years later, but NY did away with the statute of limitations for adult rape cases in 2006. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance had been under enormous public pressure to bring a criminal case against Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein was taken into custody on Friday morning in NY, where he pleaded not guilty to rape and other sex crime charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney's office. On Thursday US film star Morgan Freeman apologised following allegations of sexual misconduct.



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