Harvey Weinstein Slapped With 3 New Criminal Charges in New York
The New York City District Attorney’s office announced Monday morning that a grand jury has served three more sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein.
The new charges are an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree for forcing a woman to have sex with him in 2006, as well as two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The 2006 incident involves a third female accuser.
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Weinstein was previously charged with first degree criminal sexual act as well as two acts of rape in the first and three degree for incidents, involving two women, that occurred in 2004 and 2013.
“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,” said District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. in a statement. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.”
Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on May 25, with a perp walk being held prior to his arraignment. Weinstein entered a not guilty plea on June 5 and was released on $1 million cash bail. He is not allowed to travel outside New York or Connecticut, and has to wear a monitoring device at all times.
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Weinstein is also facing further investigation into sexual harassment and assault allegations in Los Angeles and London, and faces several lawsuits, including a class-action RICO suit filed by several of his accusers, and a separate one filed by actress Ashley Judd, who accused him of sabotaging her career.
Weinstein is next scheduled to appear in court on July 30. His lawyers did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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