Harvey Weinstein Hit With New Sex Crime Charges in New York
The disgraced movie mogul was hit with the new charges, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Monday.
The disgraced movie mogul was hit with the new charges, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of predatory sexual assault against a third woman in 2006, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Weinstein already faces charges related to two other women.
“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. "This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.
"Our investigation continues. If you are a survivor of the predatory abuse with which Mr. Weinstein is charged, there is still time to pursue justice. Please call us at 212-335-9373."
If convicted of the new charges, Weinstein could face up to 10 years in prison.
"Mr. Weinstein will enter a plea of not guilty to the new charges," Weinstein's attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement. "Mr. Weinstein maintains that all of these allegations are false and he expects to be fully vindicated. Furthermore to charge Mr. Weinstein as a predator when the interactions were each consensual is simply not justified."
In May, Weinstein was indicted in Manhattan on charges of rape and criminal sexual act stemming from alleged incidents that took place in 2004 and 2013. He pleaded not guilty to those charges after turning himself in to authorities.
Accuser Lucia Evans says Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 in his Manhattan office. Another woman, who has not been identified, says he raped her in 2013 in a New York City hotel room.
Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.
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