The accusations, were first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker last year which gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of misconduct. Read more details.
The Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has surrendered to the New York police on the rape allegations made by several actresses.
He will be charged with first-degree and third-degree rape. More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax film studio and Weinstein Co of sexual misconduct, including rape, with some allegations dating back decades.
The accusations, were first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker last year which gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of misconduct.
The charges follow a months-long investigation that involved the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
The victim in the rape case has not been identified, the Times reported, but Weinstein will be charged with first-degree and third-degree rape. The other case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actor who told the New Yorker that Weinstein forced her to give him oral sex in 2004, the Times reported.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Weinstein’s spokesman Juda Engelmayer and his lawyer Benjamin Brafman both declined to comment to Reuters on Thursday on the imminent charges.
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