Harvey Weinstein Case: Who Is Accuser Lucia Evans?
Evans says she was an aspiring actress when she met Weinstein in 2004 for what she thought was a casting session.
Many women have waited a long time for Harvey Weinstein's courtroom appearance Friday, when he was charged with first-degree rape and third-degree rape, as well as first-degree criminal sex act.
But it was one woman's decision to press charges against the former Hollywood mogul that led to his day of reckoning.
Lucia Evans was a 21-year-old college student and aspiring actress when she met Weinstein at a nightclub in 2004.
She says he invited her to his office in Manhattan, saying he was looking for new talent and that she would be meeting with a female casting director.
Instead, she says, he took her into a room with exercise equipment and takeout boxes on the floor. She claims he unzipped his pants and forced her to perform oral sex on him.
"I said, over and over, 'Don't want to do this. Stop. Don't,''' Evans told The New Yorker. "I tried to get away... He's a big guy. He overpowered me."
The sex act charge filed against Weinstein Friday reflects that allegation.
The rape charges involve another woman, who has not been named.
Nearly 100 women have come forward in the past seven months, accusing the film producer of sexual assault.
Other women told their stories, including actress Rose McGowan, who accused him of raping her. "To see him do the old man perp walk, to see him in handcuffs, that's a very good feeling," she told Megyn Kelly Friday, after Weinstein was paraded in front of media cameras on the way to court.
Weinstein denies the allegations against him, saying all sexual incidents were consensual.
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