Producer Harvey Weinstein To Turn Himself In Over Rape Allegations
The law finally seems to be catching up with the controversial Harvey Weinstein. According to reports, Weinstein will be handcuffed when he turns himself in to the NYPD on Friday. The Hollywood producer is charged with raping a woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him, a source from the investigation team told CNN.
If reports are to be believed, Manhattan prosecutors will charge Weinstein with first- and third-degree rape in one case and first-degree sex act in a second case, the source said
Weinstein’s New York-based attorney, Benjamin Brafman, did not comment.
The Hollywood producer is also under investigation for alleged sex crimes in Los Angeles and London. Federal prosecutors in New York have started a sex-crimes probe involving Weinstein, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Over a dozen women have come out so far and accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. And three women have accused the powerful film producer of rape. Even men from Hollywood spoke against Weinstein’s behaviour as several surfaced in the public, explaining his sexual misconduct.
“I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice,” said an elated Rose McGowan, one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.
“We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May this give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths,” she said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.