Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to face rape charges in New York Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


Harvey Weinstein, the once movie mogul and Hollywood king who spent decades building his reputation and fame as well as amassing wealth, turned himself in on Friday morning to be arrested on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him.

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in at the First Precinct in Lower Manhattan on Friday.CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times

The New York Times quoted law enforcement officials, as saying that Weinstein would be arraigned in court on charges of first-degree rape and third-degree rape in one case, and first-degree criminal sex act in another.

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Weinstein’s troubles began after Lucia Evan told The New Yorker and then investigators from Manhattan district attorney’s office that
Mr. Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him during a casting meeting at the Miramax office in TriBeCa.

The other victim in the rape case has not been identified,  but Mr. Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting movie stars and employees at his former company that bore his name. Those who attempted to speak up were either paid or coerced to remain silent, the New York Times reported.

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