Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

‘We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you’

‘We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you’

The charges come after a months-long investigation by the New York Police Department, which was launched after the New York Times and the New Yorker reported in October that dozens of women had accused the Hollywood mogul of sexual harassment and assault. The charges stem from two different woman, including actress Lucia Evans, who alleges that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him back in 2004. The criminal complaint against Weinstein, which charges him with one count of rape in the first degree, one count of rape in the third degree, and one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree, gives several graphic details of what allegedly happened.

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office and police have been investigating Weinstein for months, coming under growing pressure from the Time's Up movement and Hollywood actresses to bring the disgraced producer to justice.

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. There, a judge set bail at $1 million cash or $10 million bond and assigned Weinstein to wear a monitoring device that he must pay for himself. "The NYPD thanks these fearless survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice".

ET can confirm that the 66-year-old former movie mogul turned himself in to police in New York City just before 7:30 a.m. ET.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

"People are so sad, and they are so sick of it", McGowan said of the many other powerful men who have faced sexual misconduct allegations since Weinstein's downfall.

The actress Rose McGowan, who accused Mr Weinstein of rape, told the BBC it had been an "amazing day for his survivors".

After surrendering to NY police Friday morning, a handcuffed Weinstein entered a Manhattan courthouse where he gave up his passport and agreed to wear an ankle monitor, Variety magazine reports.

The investigation is being run by the U.S. District Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY.

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Weinstein has been released on bail, but has been told he can not travel outside CT and NY.

Asked what she'd say to Weinstein if she had the chance to confront him now, she answered, "We got you".

McGowan described the experience of seeing Weinstein in handcuffs as both "surreal" and "real" at the same time.

"That is the $64,000 question", said Gerald Lefcourt, one of Brafman's peers among NY defence lawyers.

"We intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges", Brafman said.

During the interview, Sciutto also played a clip of Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Branfman telling the press, "Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood".

Evans confirmed to The New Yorker that she was pressing charges.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is now reviewing five investigations into Weinstein - two from the Beverly Hills Police and three from the Los Angeles Police department, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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