Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

Harvey Weinstein charged with two counts of rape			
				 
   by Joe Nerssessian 
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Harvey Weinstein charged with two counts of rape by Joe Nerssessian Published

Weinstein raised his eyebrows as he heard it.

Sivan was one of more than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault, and/or rape.

Standing alongside his defence attorney, the former Tinseltown power broker looked glum during the brief arraignment, agreeing to post bail at $1 million cash, surrender his passport and be fitted with a Global Positioning System monitoring device. About 90 minutes later, Weinstein left the police station in handcuffs, flanked by two officers.

The complaint says that Weinstein had sexual intercourse with the woman, and that she "had clearly expressed her lack of consent to the act".

"And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women", Argento continued. While she was there, Mr. Weinstein called her and set up a meeting for the following day.

Weinstein has denied any non-consensual sex and has reportedly been in treatment for sex addiction.

Weinstein, the founder of Miramax film studio, arrived in handcuffs at a New York City courthouse on Friday to face the accusations.

"At a certain point, you have to think about the greater good of humanity, of womankind", she said.

Around 7:30 a.m., the producer surrendered to authorities at the New York Police Department's 1st Precinct, where was fingerprinted and photographed.

Charged Weinstein stands in court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman
Charged Weinstein stands in court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman

"Anyone know where I can get front row seats?!" "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".

According to the criminal complaint released by the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Weinstein, 66, "grabbed the back of informant's head forcing her head downward and forced her mouth onto his penis" in 2004 inside an address in Manhattan where Weinstein kept an office.

Louisette Geiss, another of Weinstein's accusers, tweeted that it was about time.

A grand jury is now considering whether there is enough evidence for Weinstein to go on trial. He has surrendered his passport and must ask permission to leave NY or CT. That investigation is in its preliminary stages.

More than 75 women have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing around the world. "Today is big. But sexual violence is still happening".

The actress Rose McGowan, who accused Mr Weinstein of rape, told the BBC it was an "amazing day for his survivors". Because it's all true.

"He forced me to perform oral sex on him", she said. His travel will be restricted and he will surrender his passport, The New York Times reported.

Weinstein handed himself in to New York Police Department's First Precinct after he was served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney. She is not one of the victims in the case on Friday; hers was still pending, officials said. Britain has no statute of limits on rape cases; some of the allegations under investigation there date to the 1980s. We, the women, finally have real hope for justice, ' Argento tweeted as Weinstein turned himself in.

"That Harvey Weinstein, a powerful man who thrived and flourished as he shattered and abused women in a culture of impunity was arrested and charged is resoundingly significant", Judd wrote.

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