Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges in New York Court

Harvey Weinstein at his arraignment
Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein showed up to his arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Getty

Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein showed up to his arraignment on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty.

Weinstein entered the pleas following his indictment on two counts of rape and one of first-degree criminal sex act, according to multiple reports.

Weinstein's move comes as no surprise. The 66-year-old has consistently denied all the allegations of non-consensual sex that have been waged at him. 

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.

“Mr. Weinstein has denied these crimes," Weinstein attorney Benjamin Brafman told reporters. "He has never engaged in non-consensual sex with anyone. As terrible a crime as rape is, it is equally reprehensible to be falsely accused of rape. In his view, he has been falsely accused of rape."

Outside the allegations of sexual assault related to Tuesday's hearing, dozens of women have accused Weinstein of some form of sexual misconduct.

Three of those women filed a separate civil suit against Weinstein just last week.

Weinstein remains free on $1 million cash bail after surrendering his passport and agreeing to wear a tracking device and stay in New York or Connecticut.

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