Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in to Police to Face Sex Crime Charge in NYC

His lawyer Benjamin Brafman said outside court that Weinstein meant to plead not guilty to the charges.

After turning himself in to the New York Police Department, Harvey Weinstein was tried at the Manhattan Criminal Court and came out with a monitoring device.

Equally important, McGowan said, is that the MeToo movement will help women who aren't famous, well-off movie stars, like many of Weinstein's accusers, but less powerful women without a voice.

Weinstein faces rape and criminal sex act charges.

Sivan was one of more than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault, and/or rape. Since the allegations broke previous year, more than 80 women have come forward to share their stories of abuse at the hands of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. "Nothing about today's proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein's position", defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said. Facing a jail bond of $10 million, he reportedly paid $1 million in the form of a cashier's check to post bail. The defendant surrendered his US passport and agreed to wear a monitoring device that tracks his location, confining him to the states of NY and CT.

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Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the NY police on Friday.

Weinstein walked in to the station carrying two books: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum, and an autobiography of Elia Kazan. As he was handcuffed and transported to court, she followed up with, "Harvey Weinstein ain't smiling now". Here's what attorney Gloria Allred, who represents several of Weinstein's victims, had to say in a statement.

It's the first criminal case against the disgraced Hollywood producer, who was first accused of sexual misconduct seven months ago.

"I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't, ' " she said. When asked if she could say something to Weinstein at that moment, McGowan simply said, "We got you". It's not hard to imagine that Weinstein, a self-described Hollywood outsider, relates to one of the entertainment industry's one most accomplished and notorious figures. The board of the Weinstein Co fired him and the company filed for bankruptcy in March. McGowan said Weinstein raped her in 1997 in Utah, "Sopranos" actress Annabella Sciorra said he raped her in her NY apartment in 1992 and Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe said he attacked her in a London hotel room in 2008.

In 2017, Weinstein was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Weinstein was a fixture of elite Manhattan and Los Angeles society until his accusers came forward. He sought treatment for sex addiction at a facility in Scottsdale, Arizona, the New York Times reported. Since Weinstein was sacked from his now-bankrupt company in October, dozens of high-profile men in the entertainment and news media industries, among other sectors, have been fired or forced to resign following allegations of misconduct.

Weinstein had earlier surrendered himself to authorities. The district attorney said his decision was based on the merits of the case.

Weinstein's career went down in flames in October over sexual assault allegations following bombshell articles in The New York Times and New Yorker, which sparked a sexual harassment watershed across the United States.

Rose McGowan, who accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her back in 1997, was on ABC's "Good Morning America" Friday to discuss the 66-year-old Weinstein's arrest.

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