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Manhattan D.A.’s office hits Harvey Weinstein with 3 new charges

Harvey Weinstein enters court with his lawyer Benjamin Brafman inside Manhattan Criminal Court during his indictment in Manhattan in New York, U.S., June 5, 2018. (Steven Hirsch/Pool via REUTERS)

The district attorney’s office in Manhattan announced three additional charges agains disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Monday. Weinstein was charged with another count of criminal sexual act in the first degree for allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him in 2006, and he was charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault. Those charges carry penalties of 10 years to life in prison.

“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. said in a statement announcing the additional charges. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.”

Weinstein, 66, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom last month to plead not guilty to charges of rape and criminal sex acts. He’s also facing criminal investigations by authorities in Los Angeles and London.

Read the full story at The Wrap.


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