Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police in sex assault probe

Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police in sex assault probe

Weinstein is being charged with a plethora of charges involving rape, sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and criminal sex act seven months after women began to come forward with stories alleging misconduct by the famed Hollywood producer.

Actress Rose McGowan, who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, applauded the arrest of the Hollywood media mogul in NY on Friday.

The Hollywood producer stands accused by more than 70 women of sexual misconduct, including rape, with some of the accusations going back decades.

On Thursday, the Times reported that the criminal sex act charge Weinstein is now facing is in connection with his alleged assault of Lucia Evans, who told the New Yorker that she met Weinstein for what she thought was a casting meeting at a Miramax office in Manhattan.

Witnesses said Weinstein appeared pale and stared into space while prosecutors outlined the bail agreement. He said his client entered a plea of not guilty, and will attempt to have the charges dismissed. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. "We believe that they are not factually supported by the evidence, and we believe that at the end of the process Mr Weinstein will be exonerated", Brafman, one of US' renowned criminal defense attorneys, told reporters outside the courthouse.

The statement thanked "these courageous survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice".

Actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, said she was "shocked".

Authorities opened investigation into Weinstein's conduct.

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It's been almost eight months since accusations of rape, sex assault and harassment first surfaced against the 66-year-old Weinstein.

While actress Annabella Sciorra, who accused Weinstein of rape, tweeted ahead of the arrest, following reports he was expected to turn himself in. "This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power, and it shows people worldwide-which is what I was hoping the whole time-that this can not, and will not, stand".

"When the woman in the courtroom said he needed to lure women in, there was a quick look of shock from him". On Thursday in the United States, Weinstein's spokesman Juda Engelmayer and Weinstein's NY lawyer Benjamin Brafman both declined to comment.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

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

The victim in the rape case has not been publicly identified. "So I would say maybe a year", he told the Associated Press.

"You start to think there's no justice in the world, and then Harvey Weinstein and Tommy Robinson get arrested on the same day", said a Twitter user.

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