Harvey Weinstein Arrested on Charges of Rape, Sex Abuse and More

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to police

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to police

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. "I wasn't raped." And, in the early 1990s, would police even take her seriously, she asked herself. He is now out on bail, wearing a monitoring device.

Weinstein is charged with rape, sexual misconduct, sex abuse and the committing of a criminal sex act against two women, the New York Police Department said on Friday in a statement, which did not identify the women.

As he walked into the station, he was holding three books. NYPD spokesman Eugene White said he'll be in the 1st Precinct, where he will be processed, for about an hour, before being taken to Manhattan Supreme Court to face a judge.

During a brief court appearance, during which Mr Weinstein did not speak, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi said the former mogul had "used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually". The same NYT report detailed how the actress and ardent Hillary Clinton supporter, Lena Dunham, cautioned the 2016 presidential candidate about Weinstein's treatment of women.

Brafman said that his client will enter a plea of not guilty, asserting that they hope the court will move quickly to dismiss the charges brought against him. "They have gotten lots and lots of documents and they were not going to go forward with any of these cases, no matter how the rest of us may have felt, until they felt they were ready and they are ready now". "We believe that at the end of the process Mr Weinstein will be exonerated".

In its statement, the New York Police Department thanked "these courageous survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice". "It's only if you intentionally committed a criminal act and Mr. Weinstein vigorously denies that".

"You sorry, Harvey?" came a shout from a throng of media as the once powerful movie mogul was led into a lower Manhattan courthouse. Prosecutors have also reportedly spoken with actress Paz de la Huerta, who claimed in an interview with Vanity Fair that Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.

"It's a very significant moment, it's a concrete slap in the face of abuse of power", she said. He overpowered me. I just sort of gave up.

Another famous NY outlet, the New Yorker, also published a special report about Weinstein, describing his "army of spies".

It was a carefully choreographed performance.

Weinstein agreed to post the cash bail, CBC noted, surrender his passport, wear an electronic monitor, and not travel beyond the states of CT and NY.

The movie mogul turned himself in at a police precinct earlier Friday.

But Kazan's actions did not ultimately cost him his career. They stem from encounters with two of the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misdeeds ranging from harassment to assault.

Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges stemming from encounters with two women. But we should also say that this investigatory grand jury is still working. Some have alleged rape.

Deponent further states that he is informed by a second person known to the District Attorney's Office that on March 18, 2013, in the morning hours at 569 Lexington Avenue, in the County and State of NY, defendant kept informant physically against her will in a room and engaged in sexual intercourse with informant by forcible compulsion, to wit, defendant penetrated informant's vagina with his penis and, at the time of the incident informant had clearly expressed her lack of consent to the act.

With detectives watching and recording, Mr. Weinstein and Ms. Battilana met at the TriBeCa Grand, where Mr. Weinstein acknowledged he had touched her breasts and promised not to do so again. "Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone".

"Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood", the attorney said.

"I don't want to, because it's not about me", she replied.

A number of high-profile figures in entertainment have been accused since the Weinstein story.

The public allegations against Weinstein helped prompt a broad public outcry about sexual misconduct.

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