Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NYPD To Face Charges

Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To NYPD To Face Charges

More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax film studio and Weinstein Co of sexual misconduct with some allegations dating back decades.

A judge agreed to release Weinstein on $1 million bail, with constant electronic monitoring and a ban on travelling beyond NY and CT.

Evans' allegations added to those of dozens of other women, who claimed that Weinstein had engaged in a vast range of sexual misconduct dating back almost four decades, ranging from inappropriate touching to incidents of rape.

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape after he turned himself in to NY police Friday morning, it's been confirmed. The criminal sex act charge is believed to stem from the 2004 incident involving Lucia Evans, who claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during a casting call. His bond was set at $10 million and he was outfitted with a Global Positioning System monitor that will allow him to travel only within NY and CT.

Godbold went public with a partial account of her encounters with Weinstein when allegations were first published in the New York Times in October.

ET can confirm that the 66-year-old former movie mogul turned himself in to police in New York City just before 7:30 a.m. ET.

About 90 minutes later, Weinstein left the police station in handcuffs, flanked by two officers.

"We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you", she tweeted Friday morning.

More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing around the globe.

"The NYPD thanks these fearless survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice", police said in a statement.

Weinstein surrendered to police after the Manhattan District Attorney's office and NYPD's months-long investigation into allegations of sexual abuse.

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Weinstein has consistently denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex.

Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, told reporters outside the courthouse that Weinstein plans to plead not guilty to all the charges.

The rape charge relates to a woman who was not identified and does not appear to be among the people who have told their stories publicly.

A smiling Weinstein, wearing a blue sweater and a black blazer, ignored reporters' questions when he first showed up to turn himself in.

These are the first criminal charges against Mr Weinstein, who already faces a raft of civil lawsuits. "And I'll get to be an eye and so many other victims will get to look him square in the eye and just by being there, represent the fact that we did not want this".

Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by law enforcement officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers.

The judge also issued a temporary order of protection. prohibiting Weinstein from contacting one of the alleged victims.

The charges followed a months-long investigation that involved the Manhattan district attorney's office. "I have a visceral need for him to have handcuffs on".

The allegations against the disgraced mogul triggered the #MeToo movement, which sought to demonstrate and draw attention to the widespread prevalence of sexual abuse and harassment.

Besides the immediate satisfaction of seeing Weinstein face justice, McGowan said she firmly believes that his story, and the cultural quake that followed, will have a profound and lasting impact on how society treats powerful abusers who engage in sexual misconduct.

Mr Weinstein was sacked previous year from his production firm, the Weinstein Company, which later filed for bankruptcy.

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